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Spring allergy: symptoms, causes and treatment

Spring allergy causes a number of easily identifiable symptoms. But what are its causes and what is the best medical treatment?

Allergy is a reaction of our body to a certain substance that it perceives as a harmful agent; so that our immune system is activated from the moment it detects agents that it considers foreign.

We are, therefore, faced with an erroneous and excessive response of our immune system, which in the case of spring, acts against certain substances that we find in the inhaled air.  And, usually, what occurs is actually an allergy to pollen.

These substances are above all pollen and dust, although we could also find other substances that our body can identify as foreign and potentially dangerous.

The vast majority of allergic reactions occur in spring, since, as we know, it is the period when many plants produce pollen, a substance to which approximately 15% of the population is allergic.

Pollen has a yellowish powdery appearance, and it is a really small substance, which when dispersed, becomes practically invisible. But the problem is that pollen is recognized by the body as an enemy substance that must be destroyed.

Spring allergy symptoms

The symptoms that appear after the arrival of spring, especially during the days of greatest pollination (that is, with a greater presence of pollen in the air that we inhale) are in most cases easily identifiable:

  • Itchy eyes or nose.
  • Runny nose accompanied by nasal congestion.
  • Rhinitis.
  • Cough, especially after physical exercise.
  • feeling of suffocation
  • Redness in the skin.
  • tearing
  • Light discomfort.

What are the causes of spring allergies?

Obviously, during spring the main cause of allergy is pollen, precisely because we are facing a time of year during which plants tend to produce it more frequently and then spread it into the atmosphere.

In addition to the pollen itself, we must bear in mind that when pollen is combined with chemical particles from pollution, compounds that we could consider more complex are created, being even more dangerous for our immune system.

Spring allergy treatment

Medicines

  • Antihistamines: These are drugs that block histamine receptors.
  • Nasal topical steroids: help improve nasal obstruction.
  • Steroids: they are more powerful medications, recommended in case of more intense symptoms.

Immunotherapy

They are vaccines that contain extracts of pollen proteins, and are applied in the form of injections, or orally, always in progressive doses to generate a tolerance of the immune system.

Some helpful tips for spring allergy relief

  • A good recommendation is to reduce outdoor activities, if possible between 5 and 10 in the morning and between 7 and 10 at night. And when we go out, put on sunglasses to protect our eyes.
  • Avoid going out on windy days when pollination is high and therefore the concentration of pollens is higher.
  • Keep the windows closed at night, and use, for example, air conditioning with filters, and keep the windows of our vehicle closed.
  • During pollination days, do not dry clothes outside.

How to have a clear nose:

Now that we are precisely starting the allergy period, especially if you are one of those who are affected to a greater extent by the arrival of the season, there are some tips that will help you enjoy a much clearer nose, and ultimately, breathe happily. And more easily. The truth is that it is a good time to take action, since according to experts, the impact of allergies this year will be moderate due to the weather.

Here are some of these basic tips that will be of great help:

  • When traveling by car: if you have to travel by car, always try to do it with the windows closed, as well as with the anti-pollen filters installed to filter the air that will enter it.
  • Taking care of your eyes: not only is it appropriate to take measures to breathe better, it is also convenient to take care of our eyes. How? Using sunglasses that will prevent both pollen and dust from entering them directly.
  • At home: keep the windows closed as much as possible. If you clean the dust with a cloth, it is advisable that it be damp to catch it better. Although the most useful thing is to vacuum at least twice a week, if possible with a special filter for allergy sufferers.
  • If you have air conditioning at home: it is convenient that you use it because it has filters that prevent the entry of pollen.

Do not stop enjoying life, and especially spring, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and beautiful seasons of the year. And, especially if you are allergic, it is essential that you know the pollination season of the species, particularly those to which you are allergic.

And if you have a stuffy nose, an effective and 100% natural remedy to combat it is to use a seawater solution, especially, which in addition to decongesting, cleanses and moisturizes your nose.

What are respiratory allergies and why do they occur?

respiratory allergy tends to be framed within our body’s immune system, a fundamental and essential system when it comes to recognizing the entry of foreign elements into our body, and then organizing the defense against them and fighting to eliminate them.

For this reason, respiratory allergy is considered a defense response (although exaggerated) of our body, especially when it comes into contact with certain substances.  Mainly allergens, which our body identifies as aggressive substances.

Although there is no known specific cause that leads to whether or not a person suffers from a respiratory allergy, the truth is that, as many specialists believe, the allergy cannot be attributed to a single specific substance, nor too many.

Rather, it is the individual himself who is genetically predisposed to develop these exaggerated responses.

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