Spring is finally here and everyone is just so excited to welcome the touch of the sun rays, warmer feeling and longer days that this season brings. But do your allergies feel the same way? Spring also means blooming trees, flower buds and weed pollen everywhere. These become airborne allergens that cause one’s sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat and itchy eyes.
The tree’s pollen hang around because of the stiff breezes and dry air. These powdery airborne particles might land on your eyes and nose and they will quickly trigger your seasonal allergies. It will leave you with itchy eyes, runny nose and a sore throat. This is commonly known as seasonal allergies or hay fever allergies.
Seasonal allergies can be very annoying. They restrict you from enjoying the mild climate that you’ve been longing to feel. But everyone deserves to enjoy outdoor activities after a very cold and lonely winter. Shoo your worries away, and beat your allergies with these relievers:
Know your Triggers and Avoid Them
You need to know what triggers your allergy so you can avoid them. Keeping away from the culprits of your allergies is the best way to prevent your sneezing. You can have your allergist determine specific substances that cause your symptoms. There are also simple ways to prevent your allergies from flaring up.
- Pollen counts are high during midday and afternoon; therefore, you need to stay indoors and have your windows shut to prevent pollen from entering your house.
- After your outdoor activities, make sure to take a shower, change and wash your clothes.
- Wear a filtered mask when mowing the lawn or doing any outdoor chores
- Make sure the air conditioning in your house is set to around 60% humidity
- Shut your car windows when driving and turn up your air conditioning to prevent pollen from entering or staying inside the car
If your allergies are way out of control, you may need to go to an allergist. Your doctor might prescribe drugs in pills,nose drops or nose spraysto decrease your allergy episodes and minimize symptoms.
If you decide to take drugs, then make sure to take them right on time per your physician’s prescription instructions. Be sure to use the right dosage for your age and most certainly do not take more than prescribed or you may suffer ill effects.
Flush your Nasal Cavity
Sneezing and runny nose can be the major symptoms of your allergies and could lead to a clogged nasal cavity. Grab a pint of warm water with a teaspoon of salt and baking powder. After mixing them, pour the solution on your upper nostril and let it drain out in your nostril. You may repeat this process to the other nostril.
Apply an Allergy Prevention Gel
You may also try a new drug-free topical gel. You apply this gel around the outside of your nostrils and on the skin between your upper lip and your nose. It is invisible, dries quickly and it will surely prevent airborne pollen from entering the nasal passages.