How To Deal With Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies come from exposure to airborne substances, such as pollens, that appear only certain times of the year.

Seasonal allergies can cause a runny nose, sneezing, and sometimes itchy or watery, bloodshot eyes.

Following a few simple tips can help alleviate some of your symptoms and eliminate some of the sources of seasonal allergies in your life. 

Let’s talk about how to deal with seasonal allergies.

How To Deal With Seasonal Allergies

What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies?

  • Runny nose and nasal stuffiness.
  • Watery, itchy, red eyes.
  • Sneezing.
  • Coughing.

How to deal with seasonal allergies?

Reduce exposure to allergy triggers:
  • Remove clothes that you’ve worn outside.
  • Stay indoors on windy, dry days.
  • Avoid mowing your lawn, and other gardening chores that can stir up allergens.
  • Shower to rinse off pollen from your skin and hair.
  • Don’t hang your laundry outside. The pollen can stick to hanging clothes.

Can you eliminate getting seasonal allergies?

There’s no way to eliminate seasonal allergies entirely.

But you can use some lifestyle changes , natural food choices, and medication to improve your quality of life during allergy season and reduce your symptoms.

What foods to avoid if you have seasonal allergies?

Known foods that act as hay fever catalysts:

  • Alcohol.
  • Peanuts.
  • Sugar.
  • Processed foods.
  • Wheat.
  • Chocolate.
  • Coffee .
  • Limit food that causes mucus production such as dairy.

Are air purifiers good for allergies?

Yes, air purifiers will help the lungs by improving air quality so you breathe cleaner, healthier air. These devices may positively affect respiratory health while reducing exposure to indoor particles, allergens, and other pollutants.

Does drinking water help with allergies?

Make sure to drink enough water to stay hydrated during allergy season. Studies have indicated that when you’re dehydrated your body produces higher histamine levels.

What can you eat to reduce allergies?

Foods that may help alleviate seasonal allergies:
  • Citrus fruits.
  • Turmeric.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Salmon and other oily fish.
  • Ginger, due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Onions.

How can I clean my house for allergies?

Housecleaning tips for easing seasonal allergies:
  • Vacuum more often.
  • Keep the bathroom free of mould.
  • Reduce clutter.
  • Wear a mask when cleaning.
  • Wash sheets in hot water.
  • Don’t hang laundry outside, as mentioned.

Is honey good for allergies?

The science says unfortunately, honey doesn’t help with allergies.

Bees eat nectar and gather pollen produced by flowers, but these aren’t the same pollens responsible for most seasonal allergies (grasses, weeds, and trees).

Why are my allergies worse at night?

Warm daytime temperatures will push pollen into the air, but the cooler evening air means that pollen falls back down at night. If you’ve collected pollen in your hair or clothes throughout the course of the day, it can cause bedtime allergy symptoms once inside.

What can make seasonal allergies worse?

Ways you’re making your seasonal allergies worse:
  • Using a poor air filter.
  • Letting fresh air in.
  • Spending time outdoors on the wrong days.
  • Not cleaning inside enough.

Final Thoughts

Drug store medication is always an option and can help you feel better quickly.

Personally I deal with this issue on a minor level during some parts of the summer.  I’ve learned a few tricks writing this that I plan on using myself.

Try some of the strategies listed above, or let me know in the comments if you agree or have other ways of coping with seasonal allergies. 

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