Hello beautiful people! I know it’s been awhile since my last post (here) but life has been lifing! Anyways, today’s post is on how to beat summer allergies. With summer in full swing, many of us are looking forward to spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the warm weather. However, for some, it can also be a season of sniffles, and itchy eyes. Allergies! With pollen, dust, and mould spores floating in the air, it’s easy to fall victim to summer allergies. But don’t fret; I’ve got some tips to help you beat those pesky allergies and enjoy your summer to the fullest.
How to Beat Summer Allergies
Types of Summer Allergies
Before we dive into ways of handling allergies, let’s take a closer look at the types of allergies people typically experience in the summer. Pollen is the most common culprit, and it can come from trees, grasses, and weeds. Dust mites and mould are also common triggers of allergies during the summer months. Symptoms of allergies may include sneezing, runny nose or stuffiness, itchy or watery eyes, and skin rashes or hives.
How to Handle Summer Allergies
Now that we know the types of allergies one may face, let’s dive into the ways we can handle them. Here are a few tips to help you manage your allergies and feel better throughout the summer months.
Protect yourself from pollen:
If you know that pollen is a trigger for your allergies, it’s best to avoid spending time outdoors during peak pollen hours. Additionally, taking a shower and changing clothes after being outside can help to remove any pollen that may have been collected on your skin or clothing.
Take over-the-counter medications:
Antihistamines and decongestants can help to alleviate symptoms like runny nose and watery eyes. It’s important to speak with a healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter medications to ensure they are right for you.
Wear a mask:
Once upon a time, wearing a mask was commonplace due to COVID-19. However, wearing a mask to protect yourself from allergens is also a smart idea. Wearing a mask can help to filter out pollen and other allergens from the air.
Keep your home clean:
To minimise allergens at home, it’s important to keep it clean and free of dust. You can achieve this by using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter to get rid of dust mites and washing your bedding regularly to eliminate any collected pollen. It may also be a good idea to look into hypoallergenic bedding to manage any allergies.
Visit an allergy clinic:
If you continue to experience allergy symptoms, it may be a good idea to visit an allergy clinic. An allergist can help you identify what is triggering your allergies and provide personalised advice on how to manage them better.
Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with your loved ones. Don’t let allergies get in the way of your fun. Remember that not all treatments work for everyone, so it’s important to find what works best for you. By following these tips, you can handle your summer allergies and enjoy the season to the fullest.