Seasonal allergies are a big problem for many allergy sufferers, and they can make everyday life much more complicated than it needs to be.
For example, some people may be allergic to something only during certain times of the year, and others may have allergies all year round.
You might also have problems breathing in pollen when the weather is warm or having your nose constantly stuff up when you spend time outside in cold air.
A few things can make life a little more bearable regardless of your allergy type while living with seasonal allergies.
These tips will help make your next summer or spring much more pleasant than it could be.
1) Wash your hands regularly
Keep your hands clean and stocked with anti-bacterial gel. Springtime is a breeding ground for bacteria, and it’s the time of year when people are most likely to get sick.
So keep your hands clean, and bring some anti-bacterial gel to apply throughout the day to fix any problems.
2) Take Antihistamine tablets
Antihistamines, such as fexofenadine hydrochloride, can be effective for allergy sufferers.
They will reduce the severity of symptoms and allow you to breathe in the allergens with less irritation.
In addition, some over-the-counter antihistamines are non-drowsy, making them a good option for allergy sufferers who need to sleep through the night.
2) Avoid salt and spicy foods
Salt and spicy foods will pave the way for mucus production in your nose, making you more likely to sneeze or cough if you eat them.
However, these two things are not necessarily as bad for allergy sufferers as some might think.
For example, spicy foods tend to be made from chilli peppers, and studies suggest that the capsaicin in chilli peppers can destroy bacteria in your digestive tract. So, eating spicy food won’t make you more likely to get a cold.
3) Use nasal sprays
Antihistamines are nasal sprays with a good reputation. They can help you breathe easier when it comes time for pollen to hit the air because they eliminate any congestion and sinusitis that could be causing breathing problems.
However, they also affect the sinuses themselves, which may cause them to become inflamed.
4) Eat specific foods
Milk and citrus fruits can get in your way regarding managing seasonal allergies.
The mucus they cause when they get into your nose can help you breathe easier, but they also make you more susceptible to getting sick if you’re already on the verge of a bug.
5) See a doctor
If your symptoms don’t improve after using over-the-counter medication for about a week, it’s time to consider seeing an allergist.
They use a variety of treatments to help allergy sufferers, and they will likely be able to recommend the best treatment for you.
6) Know what you’re allergic too
If you know what you’re allergic to, it will help prevent any unnecessary suffering.
You can learn your allergies when the seasons roll around again, so don’t spend the next few months stressing about allergies that may not affect you next spring.
Spend the time getting yourself prepared for next spring with this information instead.
If you want to go from allergic to allergy free, these tips can get you on the right track.
Even if they can’t do the trick, they will help you deal with those symptoms to feel more comfortable.
Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.