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What are Seasonal Allergies?
Seasonal allergies are allergies that result from seasonal pollens that occur at specific times of the year – most commonly during spring, summer and fall. While most of us may look forward to spring or fall, allergy sufferers dread the arrival of these seasons.
What Causes Seasonal Allergies?
This condition is caused by an overactive immune system that responds to the allergen – usually the pollens. In the eastern, southern, and Midwestern United States, spring pollens usually come from trees (oak, elm, maple, alder, birch, juniper, and olive). In the early summer, pollens come from grasses (bluegrasses, timothy, redtop, and orchard grass).
In the late summer, pollens come from ragweed. Seasonal allergy is also caused by mold spores, which can be airborne for long periods of time during the spring, summer, and fall. Allergic conjunctivitis (a condition of the eye) may result when airborne substances, such as pollens, contact the eyes directly.
Help for Seasonal Allergies
There are various conventional medications (such as nasal sprays, allergy shots and antihistamine drugs) to control the symptoms of allergies, however, they are not necessarily effective in the long term. Antihistamines and decongestants are also commonly prescribed – but may come with side effects – people with high blood pressure for example, should not take a decongestant unless they are monitored.
Decongestant nose drops or sprays and eye-drops should be temporary – as continual use for a week or more may worsen nasal congestion. Corticosteroid nasal sprays may also be prescribed – but they can cause nosebleeds and a sore nose. Strong allergy medication can also cause drowsiness, and sever side effects – so caution is advised. View Products