It’s springtime and the weather is nice for a change, not too cold, not too warm. And still, you feel irritated with feverish characteristics in spite of taking care of diet and clothing. You keep on sneezing, more so in the evening. And it is even more difficult for people who already suffer with seasonal or pollen allergies. What could possibly be the reasons for all this?

In this season, when pollination takes place in the environment, there is all probability of irritation or aggravation due to pollens. Here are a few symptoms to look out for to be sure about it:

Symptoms of Pollen Allergies in Spring Season

1. Sneezing

The most fragrance-based or dust-based allergies cause the patient to sneeze repeatedly. If you do not feel cold and still keep on sneezing with a slight irritation in your nasal passage, it could be a symptom of pollen allergies. If you have this allergy, you will sneeze more after the sunset as pollens (mostly sticking to your clothes) no more get the warm temperature and react.

2. Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion along with wheezing is one of the other symptoms. If it persists day after day, you should immediately get a check-up done to stop the condition from worsening.

3. Itchy Eyes and Sore throat

If you are allergic to pollens, your eyes with get itchy when it comes in contact to these (they aren’t visible to naked eyes easily). You will also develop a sore or rather itchy throat in spite of being otherwise healthy.

Allergies are often ignored to get cured by their own, but it’s a very dangerous thing to do. We recommend regular checkups during this season if you have any of the symptoms above. These allergies if worsened can even result in diseases like Asthma at a later stage.

Prevention is better than cure - Find the source of the allergy

The prevention of seasonal allergies is a bit difficult if the cause of allergy is unknown. In order to identify its cause and to know whether it’s from dust or food. Skin allergies can happen due to direct contact with harsh soaps, detergents, bleaches, perfumes, cosmetics or even airborne pollutants and allergens. 

Home remedies to reduce the effect of allergies

1. Take bath after a long day

When you are out doing errands, you might not know how the pollens are sticking to your clothes to pester you later in the day. In order to get rid of them, change your clothes immediately after you are home and take a warm water bath to wash away any pollen that might be sticking around. Do wash clean and well-disinfected clothes every day.

2. Wear masks while going out

Pollen, as well as dust allergies, are most infectious these days. So wear a mask while going out to make sure the dust doesn’t enter your mouth or nose. Do not repeatedly use a mask. If it is washable, wash it the same day with warm water and a bit of antiseptic liquid to be sure. If it is single-use mask, make sure to discard it at the end of the day.

3. Stay indoors on windy days

If you can avoid going out on windy days, you should. It’s better than worsening your situation after all. You can check the temperature and weather on your mobile phones or newspaper to get a forecast of the day.

4. Use nasal sprays to relieve congestion

Prescription nasal sprays give relief from stuffy, runny nose or itchy nose and sneezing caused by allergies. Make sure you consult your doctor before using any nasal sprays since they contain many active ingredients that may/ may not be suitable for you.

5. Medication and consultation

No matter how much precaution is taken, the irritation doesn’t show any improvement. That’s when you need medical care instead of just self-corrective measures. Visit a clean and equipped hospital nearby to get the best treatment.