Sunday, 19. January 2014

The Winters Are Shorter, Allergy Season is Longer

As we start to see the warning signs of allergy season, allergy sufferers agree that this year it is happening way too early! The unusually warm winter creates problems not only for ski areas, but also for allergy sufferers. As long as the temperatures do not fall below five degrees Celsius and as long as it doesn't rain, little will change ... Thanks to global warming, the historical truce of winter is getting slower and slower to come.

Some allergies sufferers are unfortunately already tormented by constant sneezing & wheezing, by drippy noses and swollen eyes. Suffering from hay fever in the winter is a relatively new development. It is therefore advisable have your allergy medicine ready at home. The aim is to ease your sensitivity to allergens so that you can be more comfortable spending time both indoors and outdoors. One way to protect yourself from allergy season is to take highly effective plant extracts or with allergy supplements.

Remember that the person concerned is now showing clear signs of their allergy because their body is not yet accustomed to the pollen (which doesn't tend to fly around in December). On the other hand, noses could be more sensitive to the winter air due to a cold or a flu-related illness. Also note the humidity of your rooms at home. The drier and dustier your rooms are, the more work your nasal membranes have to do. When they are working so hard, they are easily overwhelmed. 

To protect themselves against allergic overload, sufferers should keep their living spaces as free from pollen as possible. This includes, among other things, adjusting the ventilation times the city. In rural areas, the most pollen is in the air in the morning, in the city there is the most pollen in the air in the evening. Therefore, watch the times that you air out your rooms. Keep your windows closed in January, of course. Before going to bed, it is also a good idea to wash your hair and change your street clothes before going into the bedroom. Stress also has a negative effect on your allergies.

Concrete tips for allergy sufferers:
• Irrigate your nasal passages daily with salt water. This rinses out the pollen, disinfects the nasal mucosa and helps keep you pollen resistant
• Asthmatics can take butterbur to alleviate inflammatory reactions. A extract of the fennel essential oil can also bring relief.
• If the allergy affects your eyes, eyebright is recommended.
• Avoid histamine-containing foods such as long-ripened cheese, salami, nuts, canned fish and wine.