There Are Some Simple Methods For Coping With Pollen Allergies Symptoms

Pollen comes from flowers of many different kinds. Every type of ornamental flower, flowering tree, weed or grass will produce some kind of pollen. Therefore, people who have seasonal allergies to pollen really suffer when these kind of plants are in bloom. Pollen allergies symptoms are more specific that the more general allergy symptoms which are experienced by most people. The type of symptoms you will experience will, by and large, depend upon the type of pollen to which you are allergic. This is because different types of plants produce their pollen at different times of year.

Pollen allergies symptoms include a wide variety of things such as:

· Coughing
· Redness in the face (flushing)
· Fever
· Itching eyes
· Alterations in the person’s sense of smell
· Headache
· Fever
· Runny nose
· Sneezing
· Stuffed up ears
· Sore throat
· Asthma-like wheezing

Approximately 40 million people in the United States are allergic to pollen and are forced to contend with their pollen allergy symptoms on an annual basis. Many will simply shrug their symptoms off and treat them with over-the-counter allergy remedies. They may be unaware that other more serious health problems such as asthma can be triggered by a pollen allergy. Pollen allergies have also been conclusively linked to ear infections in children.

Pollen allergies symptoms are strikingly similar to normal cold symptoms. They are different from a cold, however, because they do not go away after a week to ten days and they return in annual cycles. People who are dealing with a cold will recover after a short amount of time whereas a person who has a pollen allergy will be dealing with their symptoms for a protracted period of time – until pollen season is over. People who have a cold will also have thicker nasal secretions and quite often will have a very sore throat.

People who have pollen allergies will also only tend to notice that their symptoms occur only at certain times of the year. Many will take several seasons before they are able to put the two together, however. If they are experiencing their allergy symptoms all year round, then chances are that they are allergic to some other kind of allergen in their home, possible pet dander or dust mites.

There are many different ways to cope and deal with seasonal allergies. If you are not sure if you are suffering from seasonal allergies, however, it is best to consult an allergist. Allergists are doctors that have been specifically trained to diagnose and treat allergies. An allergist will be able to conduct some skin tests to determine what substances are causing your allergy symptoms.

If it has been determined that you are indeed allergic to pollen, there are many different things you can do to minimize your exposure to it during pollen season.

· Keeping the windows and doors closed as much as possible will dramatically reduce the amount of pollen that will come into your home.
· Using air conditioning and avoiding the use of attic fans will also keep pollen at bay.
· Keeping car windows rolled up and the air conditioning on will also help greatly.
· Vacationing in places where there are low pollen counts. Beaches are good choices.
· Always check your local weather report to learn the pollen count before engaging in any outdoor activities.
· Avoid spending time outside during the early morning hours when pollen is at its peak.
· Wearing sunglasses while outside will also dramatically reduce the amount of pollen that will get into your eyes.

 

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