It looks like spring is finally here. So are my allergies. It’s inevitable that every year around the same time I am miserable from my constant sneezing, itchy eyes, and nasal congestion. I know that I’m not alone- according to statists million people suffer with allergies especially during the beginning of spring. Seasonal allergic rhinitis and asthma are caused by pollen allergens from trees, grasses, and weeds. Springtime brings an abundance of tree and grass pollens, which are typically small and light, enabling them to be windborne for long periods. These characteristics also give them easy access to the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Repeated exposure to pollen in sensitive individuals increases the likelihood of an allergic reaction. The result: itchy, watery eyes, stuffy sneezy itchy drippy nose, and even asthma.
According to AllergyReliefInfo.com an allergy is an immune system disorder that the body will produce excessive reaction when you eat, touch or inhalation of a substance. The material that causes such a reaction is called allergens. Under normal circumstances, the body will create antibodies to protect the body against disease.
Allergy relief is possible if you focus on allergy control measures. When you have allergy symptoms, drink enough water because water is your best inner cleanser. People who have food allergies can benefit from taking a multivitamin everyday with adequate essential fatty acids. Another possible effective allergy treatment is a gentle detox program that includes a colon cleanse. Colon cleanse helps relieve inflammation.
There are various medicines that you can use for allergy relief. Below is a list of the most commonly used medicine.
Over the counter allergy medicine: Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetane, Zyrtec, and Tavist. Ocu-Hist is an OTC eye drop.
Prescription medicine: Clarinex, Xyzal, and Allegra. Astelin is a prescription nasal spray. Eye drops include Emadine and Livostin.
For all my allergy suffers out there: Hang in there! It won’t be long before the pollen levels come down and we too will be able to fully enjoy the beautiful flowers and warming weather.