You’ve waited all winter long and now it’s here at last. Spring. The time of new beginnings, when a sleeping world comes magically back to life. After the chilly, shorter days of winter, you love the longer days, the warmer temps, the budding trees, and flower-covered hillsides.
For many of us, though, the glorious sights–and scents–of spring come at a cost. It’s estimated, in fact, that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, making allergies the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US! The most common seasonal allergies, which often peak in spring and again in early fall, are usually referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Making matters worse, in San Diego we experience allergy season all year long.
Buds, Blossoms, and Your Befuddled Body
If you want to know why your allergies are making you miserable, chances are you just need to look out the window. All that pollen circulating in the air isn’t just making the bees happy or the flowers bloom. It’s also causing your body’s immune system to go into overdrive, leading you to experience a whole host of symptoms, such as fatigue, a stuffy or runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, headache, sneezing, and a sore, scratchy throat.
This is all a part of the body’s natural response to what it perceives to be a foreign contaminant, in this case, the various tree, grass, and flower pollens you’re breathing in such abundance during spring. In an effort to combat these little microscopic invaders, the immune system releases chemicals into the bloodstream, the most prevalent of which is histamine. Histamine triggers inflammation in the mucous membranes, particularly those in your eyes, nose, and respiratory tract. It’s that histamine-induced inflammation that makes you feel so wretched during these blooming months of spring.
Natural Solutions for Managing Seasonal Allergies
Though allergies may be a normal physiological response to the introduction of an irritant, that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to being miserable all season long. There are a number of natural ways to help minimize the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Create the Right Environment
Whenever possible, stay indoors and in an air-conditioned space on dry, windy days. Morning and evening are usually when pollen rates are highest, so it’s best to avoid being out of doors during that time if you can. You can also download any number of smartphone apps to help you track pollen counts in real-time in your area.
Wash Away the Allergens
Because pollen can easily collect in your clothes and hair, as well as on your skin, it’s a good idea to change and wash your clothes when you’ve been outside. You should also shower and wash your hair at night to make for a more peaceful, allergy-free sleep.
You’ll also want to clear the irritants from your eyes and nasal passages. Saline eye drops can help soothe pollen-irritated eyes. Similarly, a nasal wash system, such as a neti pot, can not only help clean your passages but can also help to prevent sinus blockages.
Relief from the Inside Out
Another great way to find relief from seasonal allergies is to help calm the body’s allergic and inflammatory responses. At Prime Wellness, we along with our trusted suppliers of evidence-based supplements, offer an array of solutions, such as HistDAO, Sinuplex, and Ultrapotent C, to help quiet the body, reduce histamine production, and support overall immune health naturally.
Prime Wellness is also proud to offer in-office Glutathione Nebulizer treatments to help you feel better fast! Contact us today to discuss how we can help you lift the fog of spring allergies and get you back to enjoying the splendor of the season again!
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