Summer Allergy Causes & Symptoms
A majority of summer allergies are caused by inhaled allergens like pollen and dust, concentrations of which peak in the warmer months. This also coincides with blooming plants and grasses, as well as a generally more hospitable climate for dust mites that contribute to increased airborne allergens that can be all but impossible to avoid.
Summer Allergy Treatment
While many people look forward to summer, for those suffering from allergies it can be a truly unbearable time of year. Many of the most common environmental triggers for allergies peak during the spring and summer, causing the very air to be a trigger for unpleasant symptoms, from headaches to congestion and runny nose. According to a study conducted in the U.K., almost 64 million workdays were lost as a result of people sick from allergies.
How Can I Tell If I Have Allergies?
While many people react differently to different allergens, the most common symptoms present in a few high-profile ways:
- Running, congested, itchy sinuses
- Watering and/or itchy, bloodshot eyes
- Sneezing and coughing
- General fatigue
Treatments for Summer Allergies
Environmental seasonal allergies are most often treated by antihistamines, which aid in blocking the body’s over-productive histamine response to a trigger substance. General decongestants, eye drops, and nasal sprays can also help to reduce symptoms.
In addition to over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, different variations of allergies can be helped by:
- Eating local honey
- Taking probiotics
- Drinking tea made with natural antihistamines, like nettle leaf
- Saline rinses and saline nasal sprays
- Drinking apple cider vinegar
Whether you have mild or acute allergy symptoms, the medical professionals at your local NextCare Urgent Care clinic can help you find the best treatment to make summer more bearable.
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- Infections (ear/ eye/ urinary tract/skin)
- Sore throats
- Headaches and colds
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