Allergies are on the Rise This Season

Allergies are on the rise this season!

Allergy Season

People who suffer from allergies generally have the most flare ups in the spring. Millions of Americans have allergies on a seasonal basis. You can go almost all year without any issues; and then spring time hits. You are then faced with an allergy flare up. For some it can last days, weeks or even months. Many things can be done to help you make it through this time of year. Or at least make it more tolerable.

What causes Allergies?

Allergies are caused by an increase in pollen that is released into the atmosphere. Spring time is the time of year when trees and flowers begin to bloom. Other than medications, you can do things inside your home to also help. Changing your air vent filters once a month can lessen the amount of allergies in your home. Doing this frequently is a good household habit to have. Each time you open the door to your home; you are taking the chance of allowing pollen and allergens inside your home. When your air filters through the vents, it sucks in all the allergens and pollen. Dusting often can also help eliminate this issue.

Pets and Allergens

If you have pets in your home they can also be a source for the allergens to hide. Bathing your pet often or frequent grooming can be helpful. Also restricting pets to certain areas or rooms can help as well. Wood flooring is the best type of flooring to have if you have any allergies. The allergens are less likely to cling to wood floors rather than carpets. Keeping pets off of carpeted areas in a house can cut back on allergens present in the home.

Natural ways to relieve allergy symptoms

Your local pharmacy has many items you can purchase to help relieve some allergy symptoms. Some of them being over the counter medication, and some being natural supplements. The butterbur extract also known as Ze 339, can be taken daily if desired. It has been known to work as well as an antihistamine. A medication with an antihistamine can help block the receptors of histamine in your body.

Eating Right

Eating healthy foods is a great way to fight off allergies and illnesses. Although eating healthy won’t cure your allergy issues; it may help reduce you being affected so often. Eating foods high in fatty acid, and Omega-3’s, like fish has been known to ease allergy symptoms. Vitamin C is also used to control allergies. Like Omega-3’s, eating foods high in these vitamins is better than taking a supplement. All those times you were told to eat healthy might not have been such a bad idea after all.