Spring may be a beautiful time across the United States but it is also the worst time of the year for seasonal allergies. Spring starts in late March but it can start as earlier as February. Pollen counts can change on a daily basis and can affect how you feel every day. They are particularly high on days where there is more breeze, this is due to the breeze carrying the pollen throughout the air. For those who suffer from allergies, rainy days are the best thing. When it rains it washes away the allergens that are causing their allergies to flare up.
What are Allergies and what causes them?
Allergies are reactions that are caused by the immune system. Sufferers are known to be those with weakened immune systems. Their body overreacts and releases chemicals like histamine to try and get rid of whatever is bothering them. The histamines trigger the symptoms of allergies because they need an exit point out of your body. The most common routes are through your nose, eyes, and mouth
Allergies can be caused by everything. The most common include pollen, dust mites and mold spores. There is no way to completely get rid of allergens but there are ways to lessen the impact of them or the amount of them in your home. Pollen can come from many different outside factors. They can come from flowers, trees, grass and even from weeds. These are the top tree, grass and weed allergies.
The Top tree allergies include:
- Box Elder
The Top grass and weed allergies:
- Perennial Rye
- Sweet Vernal
Symptoms of Spring allergies to look for?
Seasonal allergies can look different on everyone. The major symptoms to look for are a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes or nose, and dark circles under the eyes. While not all symptoms are easy to tell if you are feeling wrong it is important to see your doctor and see if they may refer you to see an allergist or even take an allergy test.
What is the best way to fight against spring allergies?
Make sure to keep your house clean. Spring is a great time to make sure you clean your house from top to bottom. It is especially important to clean after long winters where indoor allergens like dust, mold, and pet dander are building up.
A great natural way to fight your spring allergies is with salt therapy. Salt therapy is a therapy that uses small salt particles to help break up the mucus that is stuck inside of your lungs that could be causing your seasonal allergies to be worse. Using salt therapy can help reach the deepest parts of the lungs that normal medication is not always able to reach.
Contact your local salt therapy room to see if their salt therapy rooms can help with your seasonal allergies.