Spring Allergies. Top Tips to Combat Pollen Allergy

Spring Allergies. Top Tips to Combat Pollen Allergy
Ignacio Zara

Spring Allergies. Pollen allergy is the most common and it’s mainly caused by pollen from plants, trees and grass.

Spring Allergies. Top Tips to Combat Pollen Allergy

Woman with a cold or allergy. Photo by Vera Kratochvil

In fact, pollen is one of the most common respiratory allergens. In many cases, it implies asthma and in most cases the allergy has no cure, although symptoms can be controlled with the help of medical treatment.

Here, a set of guidelines to combat spring allergies:

In the days of highest concentration of pollen and especially during the days of strong wind, stay as long as possible indoors.

Inside the car is better to keep the windows closed.

Wear sunglasses, then pollen cannot come in contact with eyes.

Shower and change clothes when you get home.

Avoid hanging clothes outside.

Intervals between 5 am and 10 am and 7 am and 10 pm are those that accumulate higher concentrations of pollen. Try not to go away at this time.

Care in the garden. Do not cut the grass and do not lie on it.

If you take specific drugs such as antihistamines for allergies, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and do not mix drugs with alcohol.

Spring is lovely, but nothing is perfect, and for many people allergies are a problem. Be patient this spring 2014.

**It is estimated that about 20% of people in Western Europe and North America suffer from some degree of pollen allergy or hay fever. It can start affecting people at any age, but it generally develops during childhood or an early adulthood. The majority of hay fever sufferers find their symptoms become less severe as they get older.

The allergy shows signs and symptoms similar to a cold with sneezing, congestion, runny nose and sinus pressures. But it is caused by an allergic response to airborne substances (for example, polen) while a cold is caused by a virus.

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