Spring and allergy, destined to be an infernal duo?
Spring is here! You too would like to rejoice, but no, impossible! In fact, you are one of those French people who suffer from seasonal allergies every year. Irritated eyes, runny nose, repeated sneezing. We have seen better to celebrate the return of the sun. Discover our advice to limit exposure to allergens, and solutions to relieve your ailments naturally.
In spring, watch out for allergy spikes!
The sunny days are back, the trees are in bloom, the days are getting longer... What happiness! But spring can also be a nightmare if you have allergies. Indeed, it is in the middle of the season that allergy peaks resurface with all the inconveniences that this brings:runny nose, irritated eyes and throat, itching, sneezing... Touching almost one in three French people, this disease is not insignificant.
In spring, the air is loaded with pollen, responsible for the various seasonal allergies. From the month of April, we take a deep breath of it. However, it is in May that things get complicated with the multiplication of pollen. Indeed, the grass season begins and causes allergies, especially for sensitive people. That's not all:in addition to grasses, the pollen of trees such as birch, oak, cypress or olive, is added creating a real melting pot of allergens. It is the birch that wins the prize for allergic potential.
How to avoid exposure to allergens?
If you are prone to allergies, it is best to take a few precautionary measures to minimize your exposure to allergens both outside and inside your home.
Are you familiar with pollen bulletins?
Are you allergic to pollen? You should probably know that its presence in the air is not limited to spring. The seasonal allergy season is much longer than you might imagine. To limit exposure to allergens, remember to consult the pollen bulletins, which inform you about pollen emissions, by region on the site www.pollens.fr .
What solutions to relieve allergies naturally?
There are drug treatments to relieve allergies, but these generally have not very pleasant side effects such as drowsiness in particular. Good news, there are alternative solutions to prevent and soothe allergy attacks:
Phytotherapy :plants have many virtues, some of which calm allergy attacks. For example, plantain can be used to relieve the respiratory tract. This is used in syrup or as a decoction on a compress. Viburnum is also an effective plant for soothing the respiratory tract. It allows the body to rebalance itself in times of allergy. Remember to ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Aromatherapy :relieve the inconvenience caused by an allergy with essential and vegetable oils, it is possible! First, strengthen your body with the essential oils of thyme, rosemary or tarragon. To soothe the respiratory tract, those of eucalyptus and Scots pine are particularly effective. Remember to ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Some grandmother's remedies to relieve allergies
Our grandmothers had health secrets that are still valid today and that can relieve minor ailments naturally. Here are some examples:Soothe your cough with an infusion of dried thyme, lavender, chamomile or eucalyptus. Are your eyes irritated? Place cold water compresses on it for a few minutes. Inhale a few drops of tarragon essential oil to cure your hay fever .
If you are experiencing allergy symptoms, the first thing to do is to find out what you are most sensitive to with an allergist. Following this diagnosis, you will need to take a few precautions to limit your exposure to allergens, and thus reduce the inconvenience they cause you.