We are at the heart of the spring. An era full of beautiful images but also full of allergies that can spoil your mood. But we have a lot of advice for you who want to deal with these unwanted allergies.
Stay away from poller
Allergens, such as e.g. the pollen of the plants, can cause allergic reactions. Due to its small weight, pollen can be transported anywhere, as the air can carry it too far from the source of its creation, that is the plant. Avoid having flowers in the place where you spend most of the day, walking in lots of greenery and engaging in gardening.
Keep the windows closed
The most critical days are those in which pollen levels are particularly high. This time, especially if there is strong air, you should avoid opening the windows unnecessarily. This will avoid unwanted pollen contact.
You ventilate the house
Prefer the critical days to ventilate your home and your covers or spread your clothes at 9 am (pollen in the atmosphere increases as it gets warmer, so it is smaller before 9 am).
Sunglasses or mask
Wear sunglasses or a mask to keep the allergens away from your nose, mouth and eyes.
Good filtering in the air conditioner
Use an air conditioner with a good filtering system, indoors. An air cleaner for the house may seem quite useful to you. In the car, you can use special filters for pollen.
When exacerbation of symptoms, reduce dairy products, especially milk. Milk contributes to increased mucus production in the lungs, resulting in worsening symptoms from the respiratory tract. It also belongs to histamine-rich foods – histamine is a substance responsible for the symptoms of allergies.
Visit an allergist
Visit an allergist if the symptoms persist or intensify. It will evaluate your condition and suggest appropriate treatment. Classical Medicine treats the symptoms of allergies with antihistamines, corticosteroids and inhaled drugs. Another method of treatment is desensitization vaccines by the allergen (s). The second procedure requires many years of treatment and is always regulated by the allergist.
Vitamins and probiotics
Getting antioxidant vitamins C and E has a positive effect on seasonal allergies – these vitamins have the ability to block the production of histamines and have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic action. Probiotics enhance intestinal flora, which protects the body from allergens, toxins, pathogens and anything that affects the body.
Quercetin is an excellent natural anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic. It is used to treat symptoms such as runny nose and sneezing from allergic rhinitis and contributes to the inhibition of histamine production. In addition, it has strong antioxidant action. When there are “allergic” cycles, it is recommended to take quercetin at least one month before the expected exacerbation (preventative), but also throughout its duration (suppressive). Scalellariae baicallensis is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic action.
Take care of the house
It is important to keep your space clean and with a reduced amount of allergens so do not neglect wiping and mopping. Also make sure to clean the filters of your air conditioners at home and in the car frequently. Still, leaving your shoes on the door, do not carry pollen inside the house. Finally, it is advisable to avoid strong odors (eg deodorants, detergents, perfumes).