Spring is officially here and whilst some of us will be welcoming the slightly warmer weather and spring flowers, for people with allergies this season can trigger some reactions and allergies. If you are someone who suffers from hay fever or similar allergies, there is no need to suffer in silence. Below we have listed our top tips that will help you to treat allergies and prevent allergens from entering your home.
Keep Windows Closed
As the warmer weather approaches, many of us will be opening up our windows to allow some fresh air in and enjoy the breeze. However, if you suffer from allergies, this may not be the best idea and can make your symptoms much worse. This is usually a trigger for a number of people, so instead of opening up your windows we would recommend instead switching on your air conditioning. This will stop pollen and other triggering particles from entering your home.
Wash Away Any Allergens
If you suffer from allergies, the thought of going outside during the spring season can be off-putting. However, after a long, cold winter, it is good for your overall health and mental well-being to get outside more and enjoy the improved weather. Just make sure that once you return home you wash your hands, face and your clothes to remove any allergens that may be triggering your symptoms. This should help make them less severe.
Do A Nasal Rinse
If you have never tried it before, a nasal rinse can help those with allergy symptoms. However, these can be difficult to use, especially with children, and they are also only effective on roughly half the population. If you try this method and it does not seem to be doing the job, leave it and try something else.
Talk to Your GP
If your allergies are having a big impact on your day to day life, book in an appointment with your GP. Discussing your symptoms with a doctor will help them to determine the best way in which you can deal with your spring allergies, particularly if this is the first time that you have had them and are unsure of what to do. A doctor can prescribe you with antihistamines which are suitable for most people, or they may also for more serious cases prescribe you a steroid nasal spray.
If you have any questions about your allergies, you can find out the answers to most of your queries using online health advice. This is a great option until you can see a doctor as many online health websites can pinpoint your symptoms and give you advice on what steps you should take next. What’s more, many will also allow you to book in appointments in seconds or speak with a qualified doctor via video chat. This means you can enjoy get professional advice without leaving your home and obtain hassle-free prescriptions.