What Are Seasonal Allergies?
Spring is in the air, and so is the pollen! This is the peak time of the year for seasonal allergies in Deerfield Beach. This is the body’s allergic reaction to pollen being released into the air. The CDC says that over 19 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each year.
What Causes an Allergic Reaction?
Histamines are natural chemicals that occur in your blood. When these histamines are triggered your immune system reacts to fight allergens. The problem with this process is that our immune system thinks the pollen is dangerous and this when we start to see signs like:
- Itchy or Red Eyes
- Skin Rashes
- Runny Nose
- & More
These reactions by your immune system are known as seasonal allergies.
What Are The Causes Of Seasonal Allergies?
The main cause of seasonal allergies is pollen. Just about every tree, grass, weed, plant, and flower release some form of pollen to fertilize their friends around them. This pollen oftentimes looks like small grains floating throughout the air.
These tiny grains are released in the air and go everywhere, including inside our bodies!
Anyone who has lived in or visited conifer hotspots during springtime knows what those pollens can do. They will turn your house, lawn, driveway, and car a greenish-yellow. The only one who is happy for these few weeks of the year is your local car wash!
The Prevention and Symptom Relief From Seasonal Allergies.
Antihistamines are used to stop allergic reactions in their tracks. They can help relieve just about all the symptoms of seasonal allergies in Deerfield Beach, FL. Sometimes they don’t work for severe allergies and there are side effects you should be aware of.
Side effects can include: drowsiness, dry mouth, and eyes, lowered blood pressure, increased heart rate, headache, and dizziness.
Hillsboro Urgent Care offers Ozone Therapy. It strengthens your immune system and relieves respiratory issues. The side effects are minimal, ranging from a slight headache to lightheadedness. These side effects are temporary and usually resolve by the end of treatment.
You could consider using a neti pot. It’s a small vessel that holds either warm water or a saline solution. It is used to clear your nasal passages and sinuses. It could provide you with instant relief. Nasal irritation and stinging are the only side effects.
Daily Habits to Avoid Allergic Reactions
Now let’s make a list of habits you should start forming during allergy season in Deerfield Beach, FL. These are things you can do for the prevention of seasonal allergies:
- Wear your covid mask at all times when you are outside
- Do not line dry your clothes since pollen will stick to it
- Keep your windows shut and install a HEPA filter
- Take a shower and change your clothes when you get home
- Watch your local weather forecast for pollen counts
- Stay inside when pollen counts are high
- Keep your windows up when driving
- Don’t let your laundry hamper fill up, those clothes are probably full of pollen
- The best time to go outside is right after it rains
- Stay inside on dry, windy days
- Vacuum your floors and dust your home daily
Contact Hillsboro Urgent Care Today!
If you or someone you know is dealing with allergies in Deerfield Beach, don’t hesitate to visit the medical team here at Hillsboro Urgent Care. You can give us a call at 954-884-5998 or you can stop by our office located at 220 SW Natura Ave in Deerfield Beach, FL 33411.
Walk-ins are welcome!