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Seasonal allergies: natural remedies and symptoms of the most varied seasonal allergies. From those that strike in winter to spring allergies.
In an attempt to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies several mistakes are made that only make the situation worse. On this page we will point out some natural antihistamines to remedy the symptoms of allergies.
Seasonal allergies, symptoms
Symptoms ofseasonal allergiesthey can be very subjective and strictly depend on the time of year we are going through.
In the months of December, January and February, we can speak of skin symptoms related to the so-calledcold allergy. Such skin symptoms are reflected with so much burning and itching that we speak of cold urticaria. The phenomenon of cold allergy affects about 15% of the adult population and mainly affects women. The symptoms are mainly of a cutaneous nature and for all the information we refer to the page: cold allergy. Other skin symptoms are those related to the classic urticaria which can affect at different times of the year.
Betweenseasonal allergieswhich strike between February and March, there are allergies to cypress pollen. The cypress blooms between late winter and early spring and can be very annoying during this period. Allergy to flowering cypresses is treated like any other pollinosis.
The most common symptoms of allergies are divided into two macro categories with symptoms affecting the respiratory system and symptoms affecting the epidermis.
- Respiratory disorders
- nasal congestion
- Skin disorders
- dermatitis, rush, itching, flaking ...
Seasonal allergies and air purifiers
Those who suffer from mainly respiratory symptoms would do well to install an air purifier. Skin symptoms cannot be prevented only with air purifiers as they can have multifactorial genesis that is more difficult to identify and treat.
Ideally, the home air purification system should be integrated into the walls by means of filters that manage automatic air changes and purify the incoming air.
If you do not have the ability to install a ventilation system with filters to purify the air, you can purchase small appliances that can eliminate 99.9% of allergens present in a domestic environment.
Suspended in the air of the house, together with the emissions of furniture and chemical detergents, there are organic particles such as pollen, mites and various debris, these are powerful allergens that increase at certain times of the year, giving life to what we commonly call seasonal allergies.
The most efficient air purification and filtering systems have a Hepa filter.
Hepa is the anagram ofHigh Efficiency Particulate Air Filter. It is a certified filter capable of retainingallergensdispersed in the air of closed environments. They are recommended for those who, amongsymptomsallergy, signals rhinitis, itching, sore throat, cough, asthma and nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
For more information on the performance of air purifiers, please refer to the dedicated page: air purifiers.
Seasonal allergies, mistakes to avoid
Here is the list of the most common mistakes of those who suffer fromseasonal allergies,avoiding these mistakes may be the bestremedyto relieve the symptoms ofseasonal allergy.
Use of unsuitable drugs
Who suffers fromallergyoften goes to the pharmacy and asks for an antihistamine, a nasal spray, an anti-urticaria cream or eye drops .... This is not the smartest way to relieveallergy symptoms. It would be much more appropriate to consult an allergist and draw up an action plan suited to your needs.
Open windows and windows
A wide open window can be a sufferer's worst enemyseasonal allergies.When temperatures rise, we tend to open the windows to allow fresh air to enter, both in the house and in the car.
Who suffers fromseasonal allergiesshould avoid such a thing: opening the windows means allowing access to a large number of substances, including pollen. It is recommended to use an air conditioner with internal air recirculation and the use of a high efficiency HEPA filter.
Absence of anti-pollen safety measures
Shoes, glasses, hair, clothes… many accessories can pick up traces ofpollen.Pets can also be pollen carriers. It is advisable to give top priority to hygiene.
After a day in the park, washing your hair is recommended if you don't want to risk depositing pollen on the pillowcase!
If you decide to run outdoors, near a flowery field in spring, wear a protective mask.
Don't heal your eyes
For pollen, one way of access to our body is given by the ocular pavilion. Protecting your eyes means removing a powerful allergen from your body.
To stop errors 3 and 4, a hat with a wide brim and a pair of sunglasses can protect the face from pollen.
You don't have to wait until the pollen season is full to take precautions, you can anticipate. A proactive approach works well on a large number of patients and can reduce the amount and severity of symptoms. Also in this home it is recommended to speak to an allergist.
Avoid excessive use of nasal sprays
People should limit the use of nasal spray decongestants: this product should be used for a maximum of five days in a row and certainly not for the duration of the season!
Abuse can cause severe nasal congestion, can irritate the mucous membranes and lead to other damage to the body. The side effects of these nasal sprays go far beyond symptoms of an allergy!
Don't eat foods that aggravate the situation
Certain types of fruits and vegetables aggravate the plight of the suffererallergies. It happens because the immune system recognizes a similarity between the proteins of some pollen and those contained in the food.
For example, those who are sensitive to birch pollen may develop symptoms of the so-called "oral allergic syndrome”After eating an apple, carrot, peach, almond or hazelnut. In this case, it is better to avoid raw foods (even fruit!) During the allergic period.
Do it yourself test
For thedo it yourself testread the page: spring allergies, symptoms, tests and remedies
Seasonal allergies, natural remedies
THE natural remedies to counteract theseasonal allergiesare reported in our guide articleHow to fight allergies.