7 Easy Ways That Tell You How to Deal With Summer Allergies

Sujata Iyer Jun 18, 2019
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If you know how to deal with summer allergies, you're well equipped to enjoy the summer without worrying about sneezing and wheezing and hives. If you don't, then you need to read what you can do to deal with them, right here.
You know what's the perfect way to ruin a perfectly glorious summer day? Developing a wretched summer allergy! Most common allergens tend to be vigorously active in the spring. However, there are some annoying ones that sneak into summer to make our lives miserable!
Different kinds of allergies like insect allergies, skin allergies, plant allergies, dust and pollen allergies, etc., threaten to keep us occupied with tending to them and bring our day to a standstill of sorts. But don't worry. These tips on dealing with summer allergies will let you breathe a sigh of relief!

Ways to Deal with Summer Allergies

Antihistamines

Here's how our body tackles allergies. When something like pollen or dust enters our body, they are perceived as a foreign particle which needs to be eliminated at the earliest. So, our body begins to produce histamines, which can manifest themselves in the form of the various allergy symptoms that you experience.
Hence, consult your doctor and keep a pack of anti-histamines at the ready all through summer. You never know when you'll need them to tone down the symptomatic behavior.

Stay Indoors

Most allergens are present outdoors. Pollen, dust, plants, insects, pollution, etc., are all major allergens that affect people. If you're affected by the same triggers, then try to limit your exposure to them.
The best way to do this is stay indoors at all times. But since that may not always be possible, you should try as much as you can. to limit going outdoors unless absolutely unavoidable.

Eliminate the Triggers

If you're not aware of what is triggering your allergic reactions, the first thing you need to do is find out what they are. Once you do, you need to meticulously eliminate each and every possible trigger.
If it's pollen, then you can't completely eliminate it, but you can cover yourself when you go out. If it's insects, hunt them down and either release them outdoors or use a good pest control measure to kill them indoors itself.

Vapor Inhalation

A runny nose, constant sneezing, cough, wheezing, itchy throat, congested chest, etc., are all very common allergy symptoms. You can relieve these symptoms by inhaling vapor. You can use a vaporizer or you can simply add a spoon of a decongestant rub in a container of hot water (not boiling) and inhale the vapors rising from it while covering your head.

Regular Cleaning

You know summer is here, and you know that you're very prone to summer allergies. The best way to deal with this problem is to ensure that you follow a regular and stringent cleaning regime.
Make sure your house is dusted regularly to avoid dust and pollen from festering. Also, keep fruits and wet foods covered so as to prevent insects from getting attracted to them.

Keep the House Dry

An important step to deal with summer allergies is make sure that your home is dry. Humidity and moisture are perfect breeding conditions for not only allergens, but also for allergic symptoms to get worse. Use a dehumidifier in your home to keep humidity levels in check. Also, keep your doors and windows closed to avoid moist air from entering the house.

Emergency Numbers

You can do everything mentioned earlier to deal with summer allergies, if you know what you're allergic to. But what if you suddenly develop an allergy to something that you did not know you're allergic to? That would be scary, wouldn't it?
So, to be on the safe side, always keep an emergency allergy specialist's number close at hand. And if you experience symptoms like hives all over your body, your tongue swelling up, and other unfamiliar reactions to an unknown trigger, call the specialist at once and consult him.
Well, all these pointers should help you feel some relief from the dreaded summer allergies. If the symptoms don't subside even after you've distanced yourself from the triggers, then be sure to consult your doctor for medical advice at once!