Suffering from Allergies?
Suffering from Allergies? The scientific name for allergies is “allergic rhinitis,” that can make you feel sick. The symptoms includes sneezing, a runny or congested nose, to a general feeling of “fatigue” and “malaise.”
Most allergies come in two forms: seasonal or perennial. The people who suffer seasonally are allergic to the pollen of certain plants. Trees that pollinate in the spring, grass in spring and early summer, and in the late summer before the frost. House dust, molds, cats, and horses are common allergens for the perennial sufferer. They are around all the time, and if you are allergic to them, they will never let up.
The only way to get complete relief from allergies is to avoid what bothers you. That may be easier said than done, if you are unable to determine what is causing it, especially when it is airborne. And moving to a different location won’t help either, since you might find a host of new allergens waiting there for you.
Seasoned allergy sufferers should stay inside with the windows shut as much as possible during the allergy season. Air conditioner filters also help remove pollen from the air.
Most people are able to find relief by using “antihistamines” and “decongestants” for the symptoms of allergies. Your doctor or pharmacist can advise you about the correct dosage of antihistamines and decongestants to use. NOTE: It is easy to mistake allergies for a cold.
To determine if you have an allergy, if your symptoms fit one of the following categories:
- Last for more than a week.
- Go on all the time.
- Start up and stop at the same time each year.
- Get worse around cats or horses.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find relief for your allergy symptoms.