Seasonal allergy: When to worry?
When you have seasonal allergies, you often wonder if your symptoms are normal or if you should be concerned. While it's always best to see a doctor if you have any concerns, here are some general tips for when to worry about seasonal allergies.
If your symptoms are mild and do not interfere with your daily life, there is no need to worry. Seasonal allergies can cause mild symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and itching, but these shouldn't stop you from going about your daily business.
If your symptoms are more serious, such as difficulty breathing or swelling of the face or throat, you should see a doctor immediately.
When does allergy season start?
Allergy season starts in Canada as early as February and can last until as late as November
. Depending on your region, you may experience different types of allergies during different times of the year.
What seasons cause the most allergies?
There isn't a single answer to this question since people can be allergic to different things depending on the season. However, some of the most common allergens that people are allergic to are pollen, dust mites, and pet dander.
What are examples of seasonal allergies?
Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, are caused by an allergic reaction to pollen. The most common symptoms of seasonal allergies are sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, and a scratchy throat. These symptoms can be caused by allergens in the air, such as pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. They can also be caused by allergens in foods, such as shellfish or peanuts.
What are the allergy at the moment?
The most common allergies today are pollens (including tree, grass and weed pollens), mold spores, dust mites and animal dander. Seasonal allergies are usually most severe in the spring and autumn when pollen levels are highest, while they can be triggered year-round by allergens such as dust mites, mold spores and animal dander. (see allergy trigger times in our blog on the different types of allergies).
What are the symptoms of a seasonal allergy?
- Dry cough:
- breathing problems
- allergic rhinitis
- Conjunctivitis and eyes that turn red.
Sun allergies are a form of photodermatitis, a skin condition caused by exposure to sunlight.
What are the symptoms of sun allergies?
Symptoms can range from mild, like an itchy rash, to more severe, like blisters and ulcers. Sun allergies can occur at any age, but are more common in fair-skinned people.
There is no cure for sun allergies, but treatment options are available to help relieve symptoms. Treatment options may include using sunscreen, antihistamines, or steroids. It is also important to avoid sun exposure as much as possible when symptoms are present.
Rash of small red pimples
- Itching appear a few days after exposure to the sun
- Sun allergies usually last for at most 15 days.
How to treat sun allergies?
When a seasonal allergy symptom appears, the first thing to do is get into the shade and stay there until it disappears. If you feel like your skin has become too sensitive for even this minor contact with the sun's rays, see a doctor who can prescribe a corticosteroid cream as well as antihistamines to relieve those itchy mouths! There are also herbal remedies, such as calendula or aloe vera that you can find in our stores, which can help relieve itching when applied topically.
To avoid sun allergies, it is necessary to cover the skin with clothing that protects you from exposure. Wear a T-shirt and pants or long sleeves; put on appropriate footwear like sandals if you wish (wider feet) - don't forget your hat! You should also protect other vulnerable parts of your body, such as your legs and feet.
The most important thing for staying safe in the sun isn't the time we spend outdoors: it's the clothes we wear before going outside.
Who are the people at risk?
- Women are generally at risk than men
- people with fair skin
- old people
- Pregnant women
How do you know if you have seasonal allergies?
There are tips for managing seasonal pollen allergies. The first step in treatment is to stay away from any triggering substances. If possible, avoid sleeping near them at night so your body has time to rest before waking up refreshed and ready again for those high-risk, bustling times. This may seem difficult at times, as it may also mean staying in your room more often than usual. Before you think about antihistamines, you should try other solutions like vaporizers.
Treatments for hay fever or pollen allergy
Essential oils can help alleviate allergic reactions.
Tarragon essential oil and lavender essential oil
Tarragon essential oil and lavender essential oil work in synergy to help you reduce sneezing during allergy attacks.
To do this, massage the wings of the nose and the temple with the fingertips with a mixture of essential oil of tarragon and essential oil of lavender. And if you want, mix these two oils with liquid honey and consume in small quantities two to three times a day. This recipe can help you reduce your allergy significantly.
Birch pollen allergies
Birch pollen allergies are among the most common in the world. A birch pollen allergy is caused by your body's reaction to the proteins in the pollen. Birch pollen allergies show up in the spring and are no different from other pollen allergies. Symptoms are the same as all seasonal allergies. Know that birch pollen resembles alder pollen. So if you are allergic to birch pollen, then you are also allergic to alder pollen.
Birch pollens most often cause cross allergies.
Seasonal Allergies: How Foods Can Trigger Your Reactions
When we breathe in birch, grass or ragweed pollen, our airways react. If you eat certain fruits and vegetables, they can cause inflammation where there is contact with an allergen! This reaction is caused by a protein very similar to the one responsible for pollen allergies. It creates an illusion effect, a bit like our body believing we are eating birch buds when we bite into apples or other fruit containing that particular allergen.
How to treat dust mite allergies?
You may not be able to see them, but trust me - there are a whole bunch of dust mites lurking in your bedding and couch. They love being warm and sheltered from the cold of the outside world so much that they will thrive for as long as possible, even with just one small slit that serves as their bedroom in your beddings and sofas. To give you an idea: each mattress can harbor 2 million of these harmful insects, which means that getting rid of them will help us stay healthier.
You must remember to eliminate dust mites in your environment, even if this sometimes proves impossible.
Thanks to this synergy of essential oil, you can fight against its small insects which can be very allergic.
Recipe: In a bottle, add
90 mL modified alcohol
60 drops of Clove essential oil and 60 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
30 drops of true lavender essential oil
Spray in your rooms or places likely to house these animals.
To keep your home dust mite free, you can also add 1 or 2 tablespoons of essential oil (Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Clove, Tea Tree, Mint, Lemon, Lavender) dust mites to any type and amount liquid detergent. And do your anti-mite dishes. We advise you to use eucalyptus or mint oils, as they combine a pleasant smell with their effectiveness in eliminating these critters! But other oils are no less effective.