Effective ways to deal with seasonal allergies | Rare Techy
As the weather changes, allergy symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose become more common. It can be difficult to live together. However, with some precautions, you can prevent the impact of these seasonal allergies.
Health Shots contacted Dr Vijay Arora, Chief Director of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, Patparganj, New Delhi, to know the causes of seasonal allergies and the simple remedies to follow.
What causes allergies?
Dr. Arora explains, “Allergies occur during a period known as hay fever. It occurs when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen such as pollen, which is one of the major allergens from wind-blown plants such as grass and weeds. Pollen from insect-pollinated plants is too heavy to stay in the air for long, and is less likely to cause allergic reactions.”
Allergies may be less common during winter. But it is possible to experience allergic reactions all year round as different plants release pollen at different times of the year depending on the allergen. Additionally, depending on where you live, you may experience hay fever more than once, and you may be exposed to indoor allergens such as pet dander and mold.
Common symptoms of allergies
According to Dr Arora, symptoms of seasonal allergies range from mild to severe, including sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, watery or itchy eyes, hoarseness, ear canal, ear swelling, stuffy nose, headache, tremors and shortness of breath. .
Many people with fever have asthma. If you have hay fever and asthma, you may develop seasonal asthma.
A fever occurs when your immune system identifies a harmless airborne substance as harmful. It reacts to that substance or disrupts the immune system with other substances in the blood and those substances produce symptoms of an allergic reaction. Hay fever symptoms vary from season to season.
Ways to deal with common allergy symptoms
Indoor allergens are easier to remove than outdoor pollutants. Here are some home remedies to get rid of common allergies.
* Remove rugs and furniture, and remove toys from your child’s room.
* Wash your bed in hot water at least once a week, and cover your bed and pillows with anti-allergy covers.
* Repair water leaks and damages that support bacteria and pests to grow.
* Clean surfaces such as heating, cooling, refrigerators and ACS.
* Use a humidifier to reduce the amount of pollutants.
Steps to take to prevent seasonal allergies or hay fever
* Use air conditioners and stack filters instead of ceiling fans.
* Check your local network for the pollen forecast, and try to stay indoors when the pollen count is high (especially if you have a high fever).
* Limit your time outside, keep your windows closed, and consider wearing an evening mask when you’re outside on a windy day.
* Smoking should also be avoided as it can worsen the symptoms of fever.