An allergy sufferer knows exactly when the symptoms of an attack begins. It starts with itchy eyes coupled with a burning sensation. And then your eyes start to water. Then there is sniffling, coughing and running nose. What follows is a stuffy nose, blocked nasal passages and an irritated throat.
Once all these symptoms hit then you encounter difficulty in functioning even with the most simple daily task. Allergy symptoms are like cold or flu symptoms. The one big difference is that they can lasts for months unlike the flu. Suffering allergies for an extended period of time is debilitating to the body.
It is important to be vigilant when you have allergies. The treatment for allergies must begin weeks before the normal allergy season. The practical reason for this is of course to avoid experiencing the symptoms. Rather than trying to alleviate the symptoms and experiencing the hardship one should try to preempt the onset of an allergy attack.
When one is already experiencing the allergy symptoms that means that the body is already debilitated. With allergy conditions the saying is true that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
Allergy Incidents Are On The Rise
The number of people suffering from allergies increases every year. This is probably because of the changes that man has made to its environment. We have done a lot of damage to nature. This is especially true when you examine our forests and plants. We have cut down a lot of trees for wood. The world’s forests is shrinking. We have planted plants that are not indigenous to the area in which we live in.
With less Trees there is more pollutants in the air. Thus our respiratory systems are more taxed. Hence there is an increase in allergy incidents.
The pollen count seems to be on the rise. Mild winters are becoming more and more prevalent. When mild winters occur sometimes what happens is there is an earlier though smaller release of pollen by the plants. This early release of pollen causes our bodies to experience what is called a priming effect.
The immune system becomes alerted to the presence of pollen. The bottom line is allergy sufferers experience a longer allergy season when winters are mild and there is warm temperatures.
Listen to your body. Nature made us this way for a reason. Also consult with your physician for help in choosing the right medications.