Is Spring Your Biggest Allergy Season?
Allergy season brings about signs and symptoms that you no doubt do not want. Signs of constant sneezing, cough, skin hives, runny eyes, and nose raise their ugly head at the first sign of the spring season when new buds start to grow. Do you look forward to spring, like most other people? The grass is beginning to grow, the fresh leaves on the trees are budding, and flowers are peaking out through the soil. It is all of these things that make your seasonal allergies take hold and cause you to feel awful. Spring seems to be the biggest allergy season of the year. Seasonal allergies are not an illness, but a reaction to everything new during the spring season.
Do the Summer Season Mean More Allergies?
Towards the summer season, these signs of seasonal allergies may fade away, or they may not. Do you sneeze and get a stuffy nose when you smell freshly cut grass or weed the garden or cut flowers? These symptoms are a reaction to the environment. Your spring allergies may begin to spread over into summer and remain with you for the duration of the hotter summer months.
If you experience allergies to dust, pollen pet dander, and more, you may experience these same symptoms in the fall when the leaves on the trees begin to fall, the once fresh beautiful flowers start dying, and the grass grows less and less towards the winter months. Raking up the dead leaves and placing them in bags, at the curbside, or burning the leaves can release more pollen into the air that triggers your signs of seasonal allergies until the days start to cool off drastically, and temperatures begin to drop.
Seasonal allergies for you may not stop at the end of fall. During the winter season, you may still develop the same symptoms of allergies, as you do in the spring, like coughing, sneezing, congested and stuffy nose, or a constant runny nose. These symptoms may last all during the winter months.
Why would seasonal allergies bother you during the cold winter months?
There are no pollens, the grass is frozen and usually covered with an abundance of snow, the trees are bare, and the perennial flowers are hibernating deep in the soil. Your annual flowers have long died out.
As soon as you shut the windows and doors, here come the symptoms you get in the spring. The problem is that during this season you must start your furnace, which releases dust and pollens into homes air. It is vital to change furnace filters and call your furnace company to vacuum out all the ductwork that warm air travels to every room of your house. If you have pets, you have more pet dander in the air during the winter months when you shut your doors and windows. Dust seems to accumulate faster.
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Allergies?
While most people seem to be bothered by springtime seasonal allergies, which disappear as summer approaches, some people are allergic all year round, no matter what season and get no relief from environmental allergens.
There are over-the-counter allergy medications to relieve your symptoms at any time of the year. Your doctor may be able to prescribe you medications to relieve symptoms year-round. Never suffer from allergy symptoms that throw a monkey wrench into your spring, summer, fall, or winter plans. Be prepared as each season rolls around to fight your seasonal allergies.