Pollen is in the Air

Pollen is in the Air

Learn how to fight pollen allergies and recognize the symptoms

For many people who suffer from allergies, pollen in the air could be the absolute worse. However, if you thought pollen was only a Spring thing, you’d be surprised that Fall is also allergy season.

In the fall, plants like ragweed, nettle and others reproduce, spreading these grains through the air and triggering your allergies. When one of these grains gets into your respiratory system, the body treats it as an invader and starts attacking it producing large amounts of antibody.

The usual symptoms for allergies

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy eyes and nose
  • Dark circles under the eyes

How to fight pollen allergies

To fight pollen allergies, make sure to change your air filters every month during peak seasons. It keeps the air fresh and reduces allergens, helping allergy sufferers minimize symptoms.

Washing your hands every time you come in the house and change clothes as soon as you arrive also minimizes the effects, as pollen grains can be tracked in on fabric and your skin.

Allergy medications are also very helpful, make sure to visit an allergist to help develop a treatment plan. Also, tracking pollen count through apps or online can be helpful and might help you better plan your days.

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