Seasonal Allergies: Spring Edition
With the beginning of Spring, you are starting to indulge in the tasty seasonal fruits, the fresh air, and the amazing change of the landscape.
But this also means that seasonal spring allergy is officially here and you will start to notice that by getting some allergy-related disorders.
Causes for Spring Allergies:
Don’t let spring allergies catch you off guard anymore! Let’s discover what are the main triggers for this phenomenon:
Pollen is shed by plants at this point to fertilize the soil, which is considered the biggest trigger to allergies.
Mold thrives in both indoor and outdoor conditions that are humid (leaf piles, rotten logs, basements, and bathrooms).
Dust mites are very popular indoor allergen enzymes that can be found in a variety of places inside our homes including furniture, carpets, bedding, and stuffed toys…
What are the symptoms?
The allergic reaction leads to numerous irritating symptoms, such as:
- Nasal Congestion
- Watery Eyes
Don’t confuse these signs with cold, or even more with COVID-19, because while that may go away, your allergic reaction will remain whenever you are in contact with the allergens.
Here are few tips to reduce those pesky allergies:
- Always try to consume aliments rich in magnesium and calcium, green juices, and vegetables like spinach, broccoli, collards, kale, and silverbeet.
- Reduce inflammation with healthy fats that can be found in walnuts, flaxseeds, oily fish, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.
- Observe if the aliments you are consuming are aggravating your allergies. In this case, start with an elimination diet, where you can gradually reintroduce foods and observe any possible allergic effects.
- Take hot steamy showers to get your sinus clean.
- Using essential oils such as Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint can have a relieving effect.
When To See a Doctor?
Have you noticed any of the mentioned symptoms or the ones you have become more severe? Then you should immediately consult an Allergy specialist.
Go to Okadoc’s website or download our mobile app to book an appointment with an Allergy specialist instantly.
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