How to Prevent Pollen Allergies

Most of Americans suffers from pollen allergies or seasonal allergies. People with weak immune system would be the first group to react on pollens on the environment especially during spring season. If you inhale pollens, it can cause sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, infection, cough and nasal congestion.

Since we cannot really stop the pollens from spreading out in the environment; one of the best solution is to stay at home as much as possible to prevent pollen allergies. Close the doors and the windows at your home; and use the air-conditioning to cool your home. One must not also hang their clothes outside of their homes but in alternative, one can dry clean their clothes to avoid the pollens sticking in your clothes that shall make you sneezy. If you have some pets such as the dogs and the cats; don’t let them come outside your homes to avoid the pollens from sticking into their furs.

But when you really need to go outside of your home, well maybe you should take good care of yourself. Wear eyeglasses to prevent pollen from coming into your eyes. You can also wear a mask to prevent inhaling the pollens. You must also remember not to stay too long outside of your homes to save yourself from allergies to death.

When Allergy Strikes

One of the things I hate is when my allergy strikes and there is no stopping it. I have an allergic rhinitis; this happens when I inhale something that triggers my allergy. It could be dusts, pollens, pet dander and smoke. The worst for me would be sniffing dust when I try to clean the corners of the house that’s difficult to clean. There are two types of allergic rhinitis: seasonal or the hay fever and perennial. What I have is the perennial allergic rhinitis, it is caused by indoor allergens and seasonal allergic rhinitis is caused by outdoor allergens.

allergy symptoms

Allergic rhinitis has similar symptoms of colds but it has no fever and it is not a result of a virus. I really hate it when my allergy strikes because my nose feels itchy and stuffy, I keep on sneezing to the point that it weakens me, there’s also runny nose, my throat feels itchy and dry. My eyes feels puffy and itchy at the same time, heck I think everything about my face feels itchy to the point that I keep on washing my face with cold water to relieve me from the itchiness. What so unbearable about this is that your whole body weakens and it feels like your ears are blocked because of the constant sneezing.

There is no immediate cure to allergic rhinitis because your immune system reacts to the allergens and the best way is to prevent it from attacking. You can stay away from the things that causes your allergy, if you are cleaning; wear a mask, remove carpets because they tend to hide dusts, it is better to keep pets away, clean and wash pillows and bed sheets often, and avoid plants that have pollens.

We really can’t help if ones your allergy get to you because we can’t escape potential allergens, so when allergy strikes there are available antihistamines to take orally, there are also injectable types. Sometimes it helps to slowly let your body be immune to the allergens so the next time it attacks, it might be not as bad as you think it would be.