Table of Contents
- Types of seasonal allergies
- Common seasonal allergies symptoms
- Natural seasonal allergy relief
- Breathe clean air with Intellipure® air purifiers
Seasonal allergies can be irritating and, unfortunately, they are relatively common. According to the CDC, about 25% of all adults and 18% of children in the United States suffer from some form of seasonal allergies.
Allergies develop when your immune system responds negatively to something in your environment. When the allergen enters your body, your immune system reacts to let you know that something around you is harmful. Think of it as your body’s natural filtration system – the allergen gets inhaled and your body tries to kick it out by sneezing, coughing, running out your nose, etc.
Whether you experience seasonal allergies for a couple of months, or have to deal with symptoms year-round, understanding what triggers your body’s response and how to find relief is essential. Keep reading to learn more about the types of seasonal allergies you, or the ones you care for, may be impacted by and how you can use natural remedies to find relief.
Types of seasonal allergies.
Most allergies are present in warmer months — during the spring, summer, and fall seasons — but winter allergies can also cause bothersome symptoms and discomfort.
Spring allergies typically begin in March and last through May, which is when the most common spring allergen, pollen, is most prevalent. Flowers begin to bloom and release pollen while wind, animals, and humans are all guilty of “spreading the love” into the air. The pollen particles can travel up to 400 miles – so yes, they can enter your indoor air.
Summer allergies, which are worst during June and July, are triggered by allergens such as grass and tree pollen, trees, ragweed, and other plant-related allergens. With many summer days spent outdoors in the grass, your allergies can end up extremely irritated.
In the fall season, allergies tend to peak in September and October as leaves fall and plant growth slows. Common fall allergens include ragweed, mold, and dust mites.
As people spend more time indoors and pollen counts drop, winter allergies present from different sources. Many allergy sufferers experience symptoms due to exposure to dust mites, pet dander, mold, and other allergens that can travel through the vents while central heating is running.
Common seasonal allergy symptoms.
Depending on the irritant, or irritants, you are allergic to and the severity of your allergy, your symptoms could vary. However, the most common allergy symptoms include the following:
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy throat and eyes
- Sinus pressure
You may be someone whose symptoms and their intensity vary by season, or, you may be someone whose symptoms are consistent throughout the year. Either way — suffering from allergies is uncomfortable and can even be stressful at times. Luckily, there are natural remedies you can use to alleviate your allergy symptoms and find relief!
Natural seasonal allergy relief.
There are a lot of different remedies for seasonal allergy symptoms. Antihistamines including Benadryl, Zyrtec, Allegra, and other allergy medications are a go-to choice for many. However, the temporary relief you find with these medications can often come with unwanted side effects like drowsiness, shakiness, and more.
Opting for natural remedies for seasonal allergies can provide you with more long-lasting relief and side-effect-free comfort. Natural alternatives to Benadryl and other antihistamines can include adding more honey, which can be used as a cough suppressant, to your diet, drinking apple cider vinegar, and creating an allergen-free home.
You might be thinking, “how do I make my home allergen-free?” In warmer months, your windows are open and letting in allergy-inducing particulates. While in the colder months, your windows are closed and you are left to circulate air that is filled with dust, allergens, and other harmful particles. You need a solution that will help you maintain a home full of fresh air — and adding an air purifier to your space does just that.
How air purification units provide allergy relief.
Whether you are an allergy sufferer or know someone in your life who is, an air purifier is a must-have. The irritants that contribute to your seasonal allergy symptoms are constantly floating through the air around you, so finding a way to breathe cleaner air is crucial.
From small bedrooms and offices to large common areas, air purifiers are designed to draw in containment-filled air and circulate fresh air back into your home. When you have the right air purifier in your space, like our award-winning Compact Air Purifier or our industry-leading Ultrafine 468, breathe air free from bothersome allergens. The multi-stage filtration system inside of these units traps dust, pollen, dirt, and other allergens while also inhibiting the growth of organisms inside of the filter.
Once you remove allergens from your home’s air, your allergy symptoms will dissipate. Your discomfort won’t get in the way of your plans anymore! There’s no better feeling than being comfortable in your home, and air purification systems can give you that when you need it most — especially during allergy season.
Nip allergies in the bud.
If you are still suffering from seasonal allergy symptoms, try these ways to prevent and mitigate symptoms!
- Track the pollen count in your area before going outside. Tracking the pollen levels in your area for low, moderate, and high levels of certain allergens can give you a better idea of how severe your symptoms may be. You can do this by looking at the weather segment of your local news or by downloading a pollen-tracking app on your phone!
- Close the windows and doors to reduce the number of allergens entering your indoor spaces.
- Also, remove your shoes, change your clothes, and wash your hair after being outside.
- Increase the fan speed of your air purifier.
- Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines that work to fight seasonal allergies.
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