About Spring Allergies

Spring season is really beautiful, but this season is also the key time for seasonal allergies. The plants blossom, release pollen and other allergens which cause hay fever in many people leading to sniffling and sneezing throughout the season. There are many causes of spring allergy and home remedies to get rid of such spring allergies.

Many people have to deal with sneezing, runny nose, irritated skin, itchy eyes and other annoying spring allergy in the springtime. This season is popular for a condition called ocular allergy or eye allergy which occurs when the membrane covering the eyes is irritated by the pollen released by the plants during springtime. It is important to know the causes of spring allergy to avoid triggers and get the right treatment. There are some home remedies to get rid of spring allergy efficiently and help you to pass the springtime without causing hassles and sniffling.

Causes of Spring Allergies

Causes of Spring Allergies

The spring season usually drives common allergens from weeds, tree pollen and spores to become airborne. So, people who are allergic to such particles breathe pollen in and their immune system misjudges it as threat. Hence their immune goes overdrive to combat these allergens. It results in release of antibodies, which trigger the release of histamines in bloodstream. This is the main cause of spring allergy symptoms including runny nose and itchiness.

So, the biggest cause of spring allergy is pollen and a person's response of immune system. These tiny grains are released by grasses, trees and weeds into the air to fertilize the plants and when they come in contact with the person who is allergic, they send body's defenses haywire. Pollen can travel for miles and hence the plants in your house or neighbor can't be blamed alone.

The pollen counts are more and higher during breezy days, especially when the wind picks up these tiny grains and carries it through the air. But, the rainy days wash away these allergens and hence allergic people are less likely to suffer from the allergic reactions during rainy days.

The causes of spring allergy include the presence of pollen, dust and other particulate matter that can cause irritation during spring. A person's immunity too plays an important role in this. People who have a weak immune system, are over sensitive, have auto-immune disorders or other allergic problems are at greater risk of spring allergy.

Symptoms of Spring Allergy

Some people experience severe symptoms of spring allergy, while others only have mild allergic reactions. The common symptoms of spring allergy are runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing and more. There are also people who experience skin allergies during springtime. The commonly found allergen during spring season is pollen and the common allergy symptom caused by pollen is itchy skin. The histamine released in bloodstream leads to inflammation in some people, while others may also experience an itchy skin with irritation.

Inflammation is also a common symptom of spring allergy which may cause itchy eyes. If you rub your eyes too many times then it may cause dark circles and puffy bags around the skin of your eyes. These are the commonest symptoms of spring allergy. But, there are many natural and home remedies available that can treat the itchiness caused on skin due to spring allergy.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Spring Allergy

Garlic

In many clinical studies, it has been found that onion and garlic comprise a natural compound called quercetin, which mimics the antihistamine effects of different drugs. It is one of the most effective home remedies to get rid of spring allergy. So, with regular use of onion and garlic in your diet, you can keep away the allergies caused during spring season and pass the season without having to suffer from irritating allergies.

Cayenne Pepper

Just like garlic, cayenne pepper is also a source of quercetin that can act as antihistamine in your body. Apart from this it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent nasal congestions and throat irritation caused by the allergens during springtime. Cayenne pepper is one of the most popular home remedies to get rid of spring allergy, because it produces natural heat in body which is helpful in comforting the irritations caused by the spring allergy.

Thyme

This herbal ingredient is approved as an effective natural expectorant and can help to get rid of spring allergies by phlegm production. Some of the anti-allergic medications also include this herbal ingredient into the formula for efficient decongestion effects. Thyme is also known for its high antimicrobial properties that help you to combat against infections caused by the phlegm. People prefer drinking two cups of tea prepared from thyme for maximum benefits.

Elderberries

This is a fruit that is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which is best against seasonal flu and spring allergies. Elderberries too are one of the effective home remedies to get rid of spring allergy. This fruit strengthens your immune system and increases your body's ability to recovery faster from cold. It also has anti-inflammatory effects which you can gain by drinking the fruit juice extracted from this fruit.

Chamomile

Chamomile tea is often prescribed to people as a home remedy to get rid of spring allergies caused by the pollen. Apart from relieving itchiness, chamomile tea can also help you get rid from dryness of eyes. By drinking 2-3 cups of chamomile tea in a day you can experience immediate effects against allergic reactions.

Neti Pot

The Oprah consider this product the most wonderful invention as it helps them to get instant relief from the clogged nasal passage caused by the allergens. It is very inexpensive and effective natural remedy for soothing the passage during spring season.

Chicken Soup

Several studies have proved the surprising benefits of chicken soup for common cold. It is one of the most loved home remedies to get rid of spring allergies. Chicken soup is the best thing to add into your diet to get rid from nasal congestion during springtime.

Butterbur

This is one of the best home remedies for spring allergy. Studies and researches have proved that the extract of butterbur can work wonderfully against spring allergies. It can work as over-the-counter antihistamines without the side effects of drowsiness. Butterbur works effectively for headaches, fever and also for nasal allergies and it works by blocking the chemicals that causes swelling and inflammation in nasal passage.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can help increase the level of potassium in body which can effectively reduce the runny nose situations. It also breaks up the mucus build-up in body, thus helping you to breathe comfortably again. Avoid drinking it straight, you need to dilute apple cider vinegar in water or lemon juice to prepare a drink.

Acupuncture

It is the ancient art and healing technique too is effective to relieve nasal passage at a rapid pace compared to other herbs. This technique is also known to strengthen the immune system that boosts the defense system of the body to combat against the spring allergy or other kinds of allergies and foreign threats.

Bromelain

It is an enzyme which is naturally found in pineapple stems and this enzyme can help relieve inflammation and swelling that is caused by the spring allergy.

Conclusion

These are some of the home remedies to get rid of spring allergies. You can consider seeking medical attention for instant relief from the allergies.

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: July 5, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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