Time For Seasonal Allergies
According to AchooAllergy.com Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and approximately 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens, so its time to stock up on lots
of tissues, nasal spray,allergy medicine, and lots of vitamin C to help deal with the onset of Spring seasonal allergies that are upon us now and Springtime brings the pollen that is one of the biggest triggers of allergies and these things are:
- Flowers blooming
- Tree pollen
- Grass cutting
- Weed Pollen
They bring out the horrible sneezing, watery eyes,difficulty breathing, all associated with seasonal allergies.Common symptons not limited to include sneezing, itchy watery eyes,itchy nose and/or throat,nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath,and general tiredness.The pollen that is a big trigger of seasonal allergies are tiny, egg-shaped powdery grains released from flowering plants, which are carried by the wind or insects and serve to cross-pollinate other plants of the same type for reproductive purposes. When pollen is present in the air, it can land in a person’s eyes, nose, lungs and skin to set up an allergic reaction. According to Allergies.about.com the best ways to avoid pollen exposure is:
- Keep windows closed prevent pollen from drifting into your home.
- Minimize early morning activity when pollen is usually emitted — between 5-10 a.m.
- Keep your car windows closed when traveling.
- Stay indoors when the pollen count is reported to be high, and on windy days when pollen may be present in higher amounts in the air.
- Take a vacation during the height of the pollen season to a more pollen-free area, such as the beach or sea.
- Avoid mowing the lawn and freshly cut grass.
- Machine-dry bedding and clothing. Pollen may collect in laundry if it is hung outside to dry.
If your allergies are very severe you should always see a doctor about them and if possible on the days that the pollen counts are extremely high try to stay indoors. Some more advice to help prevent the onset of symptoms is:
- Cover your eyes up. If you are going outside, cover your eyes up.Wear sunshades or glasses at all times. Protect your eyes from pollen, dust, and other debris that blows around during the springtime.
- Wash your hands. Another safeguard from seasonal allergy symptoms is hand washing
- When you come inside change your clothes and shower to get rid of the pollen
I hope maybe some of these tips will help you with battling with your seasonal allergies.