An Introduction to Allergies

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Seasonal Allergies affect most people in the world today. An allergic reaction can be treated but not cured as drugs simply suppress the symptoms and make the situation better.

springtime Allergies -
These type of allergies are caused by the pollen from trees, which pollinate typically between January and April, depending on the climate and location.

summertime Allergies -
Grass pollen is typically the main cause of late spring and early summer allergies. Reactions to grass pollen can be enhanced if someone is mowing the lawn or lying in the grass.

fall Allergies -
Weed pollen, including ragweed, sagebrush, and tumbleweed, is the main cause of seasonal allergies in the late summer and early fall.

How to determine Your Pollen Allergies -
An allergist can determine if you have seasonal allergies and to which types of pollens you are allergic through allergy testing. This can involve skin testing or a blood test (RAST).
Allergy testing is helpful in predicting the time of the year that you may experience allergies so as to plan an allergy shot.

How to Minimize Pollen exposure -
Keep windows closed and minimize early morning activity, stay indoor on windy days, avoid freshly cut grass and mowing the lawn.
Omega 3 fatty acids also really help in curbing allergic reactions. Studies have shown that these substances found in walnuts, eggs and fish, like salmon, help in fighting inflammation.
Pollen and moulds have been found to adhere to the nasal mucosa causing ongoing problems. A remedy for this situation is Saline nasal wash or Neti-Wash. Be sure to use purified water for your nasal wash because excess chlorine adversely affects the flora of your nose. After allergy season; the lungs can be further rejuvenated by resuming Chyavanprash, and breathing exercises (Anuloma viloma).
By making use of Ayurvedic remedies for allergy season, allergy sufferers will enjoy relief. Indeed, faithfully following all the relevant suggestions could also greatly improve overall health and wellbeing.