Spring time is also connected with increased number of allergic reactions and then they are often mixed with colds. However, spring is not exclusive period of the year for these unpleasant and sometimes nasty occurrences. Allergies are present all year around, since their causes are quite diversified. An allergy happens when your immune system reacts to something that is usually harmless. Those triggers, which doctors call “allergens,” can include pollen, mold, animal dander, certain foods, or things that irritate your skin.
Allergies are very common. Some records say that 1 in 5 people has one.
Symptoms depend on how we are exposed — through the air, skin, food, or through an insect sting.
In case of a nasal or skin allergy, common symptoms include:
• Itchy, watery eyes
• Itchy, runny nose
• Feeling tired or ill
• Hives (a rash with raised red patches)
Food allergies can also cause stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
If an insect sting was the trigger, the symptoms will be swelling, redness, and pain where it stung.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Most go away shortly after the exposure stops.
Mild ones may be almost unnoticeable. One might just feel a little “off.”
Moderate symptoms can make one feel ill, as if we’ve got a cold or even the flu.
Most people are affected by „spring“ allergies which come from plants such as grasses, trees, and weeds. One might sneeze and have a runny or stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. It is recommended to treat these with over-the-counter and prescription products or allergy shots. To prevent symptoms, the best thing is to stay inside, especially on windy days when pollen counts are high.
Animals’ stings are also common in the spring period. These could cause swelling and redness that may last a week or more. Insect bites trigger a reaction that can be life-threatening, called anaphylaxis which demands the medicine called epinephrine right away.
Mold is another allergy trigger and it needs moisture to grow. It can be found in damp places such as basements or bathrooms, as well as in grass or mulch. Breathing in mold spores can set off an allergic reaction, therefore the advice is to avoid activities that could trigger symptoms, such as raking leaves. Get air moving in moist areas of the house.
Milk, shellfish, eggs, and nuts are among the most common foods that cause allergies. Others include wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. Within minutes of eating something you’re allergic to, you could have trouble breathing and get hives, vomiting, diarrhea, and swelling around your mouth.
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