Seasonal Allergies: What You Need To Know
Summer in Australia is here, and so is the season of allergies! Sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and skin…if you are prone to experience these symptoms then you are likely the victim of seasonal allergies.
What are seasonal allergies?
Seasonal allergies are caused by an overreaction of your immune system to pollen and other environmental triggers. This is also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. When you are sensitive to certain pollens, such as those from trees, grasses, and weeds, your body releases antibodies that cause inflammation and irritation of the sinuses, throat, and eyes. This is known as an allergic reaction.
Symptoms of seasonal allergies
Common symptoms of seasonal allergies include runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat, and coughing. Some allergy sufferers can feel fatigued. These usually start in spring and last until late summer or early autumn. It’s important to note that although these symptoms may be uncomfortable, they are generally not life-threatening.
Understanding the triggers
If you can identify what triggers your allergies then perhaps you can find ways to try and avoid them or at least mitigate them. The most common triggers are pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds, as well as certain types of mould.
Tips to fight off allergy season
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there are steps you can take to help alleviate your symptoms. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Reduce your exposure to pollen by avoiding outdoor activities when pollen counts are high.
Wear sunglasses and a hat when outdoors.
Cover your nose and mouth with a scarf while outdoors.
Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible.
Use a nasal rinse to help clear allergens from your nose
Wash your hair after being outdoors to remove pollen.
Use air purifiers and dehumidifiers in your home at the right times.
Consider supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and probiotics.
At The Good Health Store, we offer a range of supplements to help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Our products are designed to provide relief from seasonal allergies and support your immune system.