Seasonal allergies can make people very sick and these symptoms can become severe if ignored. It is always best to take precautions and keep away from the allergens. The best precaution is to remain indoors on windy days and at times when the pollen counts are said to rise. The doors and windows can be kept shut to prevent pollen particles from polluting the indoor air. People can also wear masks while moving outdoors and while working in the garden.
Seasonal allergies are alsorecognized as ‘hay fever’ or ‘seasonal rhinitis’. Such allergies are observed in particular seasons. However, these allergy-causing seasons vary from country to country. Certain changes take place in the environmental conditions and causes disturbances in the body. The immune system becomes sensitive and clear reactions to these environmental conditions are observed. These reactions can be mild or severe. Cough and sneezing, runny or blocked noses, itching eyes, mild fever and headaches are the most common symptoms of seasonal allergies. People suffer from these types of symptoms in the same season almost every year.
These precautions help to fight allergy symptoms to a certain extent but not completely. People get affected even after taking all precautions. This is when proper seasonal allergies treatment becomes essential. There are a number of herbs, drugs and therapies offered as seasonal allergies treatment. Injections are also popular in some nations.
Herbal supplements are a part of popular seasonal allergy treatment. Herbs like butterbur and licorice are said to reduce allergy symptoms. However these herbs should be used with caution and care as an overdose can cause some side effects. Green tea is the safest and the best type of natural seasonal allergy treatment.
The greatest problem caused by seasonal allergy is nasal congestion. The nose gets completely blocked and breathing becomes difficult. It is greatly irritating and people must look for some nasal congestion treatment. The natural way is to sleep on a raised pillow and use a humidifier to add humidity in the indoor atmosphere.Adding hot and fiery spices in soups meats and vegetables is also an important nasal congestion treatment.Black pepper, ginger and fenugreek seeds have a medicinal effect that reduces nasal congestion.
Nasal congestion is also effectively cured through nasal rinse. A squeeze bottle with a spout is essential for nasal rinse. A saline solution is prepared and filled in the squeeze bottle. The water is then allowed to flow through the nasal passages. It washes out mucus as well as other irritants. Care should be taken in preparing the saline solution. The water should be distilled and the bottle should be sterilized.
These are a few tried and tested ways to fight seasonal allergies. Take good care and feel better.