Summer is here. With the unbearable heat, winter is already missed. But with summer also comes seasonal allergies! Trees, wildflowers, weeds and more grow more during the season blowing all around us.
These contain pollen – an airborne allergen, which is picked by the wind from various plant life and blown all around. Pollen and dust are the most common allergens presents. In the United States alone, over 67 million suffer from allergies, and 81% of them said it’s because they’re allergic to pollen.
Symptoms of allergies include:
- itchy, watery eyes
- runny nose
- itchy throat
- stomach ache
- itchy skin
Allergies get more prominent if there is a sudden recent weather change like a temperature drop or winds and rains. With the coming of summer, there is a lot of dust flying all around, carrying with it impurities, pollen and dirt, which is why allergies right now are on an all time high.
There are ways to treat the allergies.
Usually if the allergy causes respiratory issues like a difficulty in breathing, it is preferable to take then to OPD immediately or to their doctor.
But if it’s something like nasal congestion, antihistamines usually work. Try them before you visit the doctor.
Most of respiratory allergy symptoms are very similar to common cold or flu but treatment of them is different.
The trick to differentiating between the two is figuring out if the patient is running a fever. If it is an illness, it is advisable to go visit a doctor as soon as possible. The first 24 to 48 hours can be self-medicated depending on the illness. If it something like influenza, Theraflu and shorten the duration and intensity of symptoms.”