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Preventive Methods To Combat Spring Allergies

Posted May 07 2013 3:00pm

grass Pure Solutions NA, an innovator of safe hypoallergenic products and technologies, is always striving to bring allergy relief to sufferers through its purification systems, preventive tips and natural remedies from its team of specialists. The goal is to help allergy sufferers enjoy spring and summer and not wallow in misery over allergy symptoms and expensive medical bills.

Seasonal allergies or hay fever is a condition brought about by pollens and mold spores. Each season brings many kinds of different pollens and for early spring, these are brought about by birch, oak, hickory, western red cedar, ash, elm, alder and maple, causing allergic rhinitis.

Furthermore, there are around 35 million people in the United States suffering from allergic rhinitis. There are some people who experience the more common symptoms which include constant sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and itching of eyes, nose and the roof of the mouth, while there are those who suffer from breathlessness, wheezing and coughing.

Experts recommend being time and weather-conscious since weather affects pollen counts in the air. Pollen levels drop during windless days and on rainy and cloudy weather. Hot, dry and windy days means higher pollen and mold levels. Additionally, pollens are released from 5AM to 10AM so it is advisable to avoid outdoor activities during this period. Other preventive recommendations include: only using safe and high quality air purifiers indoors; closing the windows and keeping air conditioning on to keep pollen out; making sure that pollens don’t drift into car’s; avoiding gardening on days with high pollen counts, compost piles and moist, shady places; avoid staying around a newly mowed lawn; and lastly, avoid hanging sheets, clothing and other garments outdoors to dry.

Meanwhile, with millions of allergy sufferers worldwide, the pharmaceutical industry and allergy specialists have been keeping up with the demand for conventional treatments which include desensitization procedures that involve extracting and injecting a patient’s particular trigger in increasing doses to build tolerance so eventually the patient will no longer react to that specific trigger. Other treatments include decongestants, nasal sprays and the more common antihistamines found from many brands over the counter.

On the other hand, there are also natural remedies available. Options for natural remedies include Vitamin C intake due to its antihistamine activity and Quercitin for its ability to decrease histamine release. Nettles leaf and the Neti Pot are also popular options.

PURE strongly suggests consulting an allergy specialist or a naturopathic physician as opposed to hypoallergenic self medication. Over the counter medications or natural treatments may be effective for some, there are allergies that are more complicated in terms of identifying multiple triggers, restoring intestinal health and enhancing immune responses to prevent reactions. But all these should ideally take place after maximum preventive methods have been established.

- Courtesy of PRWeb

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