Tips for Allergy Season

When winter changes into spring it is usually much appreciated, at least until the allergies start. Most people occasionally will suffer from an allergic sneeze here, or a watery eye there. However, for the chronic suffers, the allergy season can bring pain and discomfort while trying to carry out normal daily activities.

To curb allergic reactions, it is important to know the cause. Most common allergies occur from tree or grass pollen. However, allergic reactions can also come from mold, animal dander, and plants. In addition, a new season can bring about new allergies, so visit an allergist or immunologist to be tested.

If knowing the cause is half the battle, limiting it effects is the other. Depending on were you live, the pollen count will very. Pollen is spread by wind and rain. Therefore, keep the windows closed, and take an evening shower to remove pollen from hair, skin and clothes before going to bed. Your area’s pollen count can be checked by visiting the American Academy of Allergy Asthma amp; Immunology website (

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, and there is no shortage of relief techniques being offered. Relief from allergies can come from medication, vitamins, energy-based treatment, or an air filtration system. An air filtration system removes dust and pollen from your personal area/space. A popular choice to fight allergies is medication, specifically, antihistamines. Antihistamines works by blocking the chemical that causes many allergic symptoms, but it is not a cure, and many users are not completely satisfied with their medications as they tend to cause drowsiness. Newer antihistamines available include, Zyrtec, Allegra, Clarinex, and Claritin. To get similar results, vitamin supplements can also help allergies. For example, Histazyme, is supplement containing calcium, vitamin C and A, zinc, and manganese which acts as a natural anti-histamine.

However, if you do not want to become dependent on medication, or tend to forget to take vitamins, many sufferers report success with energy-based treatments, such as acupuncture, and visits to a chiropractor. Although energy-based treatments have its skeptics, many people who tried it have had success in suppressing their allergic reactions. If your current treatment is not working, it is important to consider many techniques to help relieve the symptoms, because as you get older allergies do not disappear, and new ones can be created.