On the average, a person could experience several allergic reactions to one or more things. This happens when we breathe in something that is usually harmless and our immune system (the body’s barrier against viruses and bacteria) classifies it as harmful and attacks. These are the allergens that we need to avoid exposure to. The hard part is, it is difficult to avoid allergens if we don’t know specifically what we are allergic to. Much harder still, allergens are everywhere. They can be in the form of plant pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds, dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, mold, chemicals, and so forth. It makes it thrice as hard to avoid because pollen and mold may become airborne and can travel easily for miles.

Those affected with allergic rhinitis, also called nasal allergy, pollinosis, or hay fever is commonly caused by plant pollens. Some weeds depend on the wind for cross-pollination than insects to produce seasonal allergies. This makes allergies hard to avoid. Allergies symptoms are a result of the release of histamine, a very important protein in the body which mediates inflammation and is involved in many reactions. Here are the common symptoms that you may experience: itchy, puffy, and watery eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, decreased sense of smell, headache, and wheezing. This makes it very bothersome as aside from these, one can experience shortness of breath because the airways become constricted as the body’s response to the allergens. Should the immune system over activate and not be treated, it may result to complications and life-threatening situations. Relief of symptoms is a must!

Allergies treatment is a big factor to those who have allergies. For one, it would be less bothersome for them if they have relief from their symptoms. Having itchy eyes and a runny nose is not exactly a recipe for a happy day. Having it for three consecutive days is already a burden, what more if it extends to more than that? The symptoms also get worse during different seasons. It is important to know what to do and prevent it from occurring before the season changes.

To be diagnosed accurately, check with your physician and let him help you determine which particles you are allergic to. For all the over-the-counter-medications, which includes the anti-histamine medications, that is available in the market to provide symptomatic relief, still the best way to treat the allergic rhinitis is to avoid exposure to allergens. It is also the most cost-effective way in managing allergies. It is best to remove pets from the house to avoid animal dander, staying indoors when there are high pollen counts, control dust mites by using plastic-lined covers for mattress and pillows, and remove any that could absorb minute particles of dust such as stuff toys, carpets and drapes. Allergies treatment may include over-the-counter medications for symptomatic relief and shot for uncontrollable symptoms or unavoidable allergens (or those present all throughout the year).

Do not be afraid to have your allergies checked. You have nothing to lose but a lot to gain. It is important that you know what you are allergic to so you could have better prevention. Enjoy life without the burden of allergies symptoms!


  1. Xbox Gamer says:

    I have allergies to most of the trees around where I live and bad allergies to grass. I took two clariten and they had little to no effect. What’s the deal?

  2. We have tried breathe right strips which didnt work and was a huge waste of money. I wear earplugs but lately its been getting worse and I think its because of his allergies (and he wont take a clariton when i freakin tell him to). He will sleep on his side and he will still snore, but of course its worse on his back. Any other suggestions?

  3. nothin_nyce1 says:

    My cat has FIV and i think he has OCD too, he’s licking himself like crazy and now he has sores on his body. Any suggestions on treatment or something to help him?

  4. I got a cold, and we have no actual cold medicine. We have allergy medicine (Reactine), which is made to treat the symptoms I currently have. If the symptoms are the same, are the treatments interchangeable? Or would it be completely ineffective since the cause of a cold is completely different from the cause of an allergic reaction?

    Additionally, we have cough medicine (Buckley’s), which treats all the cold symptoms I don’t currently have. (coughing, sore throat – don’t have those. I’ve got sneezing, eyes watering, a stuffed nose, and headaches.) Would there be any merit in taking that?

  5. I recently stopped smoking (2 days ago) and my throat on the left side is inflamed. The pain is going up from my left tonsil area up into a part of my gum where my wisdom tooth was removed. Sometimes when I swallow it makes a clicking sound and feels uncomfortable. Anyone familiar with this?

  6. DuckieM10 says:

    I have a 3 year old shih tzu and he has been scratching and licking his “man parts” obsessively. When I went to investigate I saw a red bump with tiny red dots on it. I think it might be a bee sting, but I’m not sure. I’ve applied a product that cures hot spots onto the bump, but it seems ineffective. I’m not letting him scratch it, and it’s making him miserable. What can I do to stop his pain?

  7. My lower back, stomach, neck, and face are way darker than the rest of my skin tone. Summer’s coming up and I don’t want this to stop me from swimming in the pool and going to the beach.

  8. Last years the Vet cost me over $125 for her allergies, so is there any way I can put on her back to stop it?
    I am just asking.

    @Loyal Person@ LoL, I never mention about shot.

  9. Spider Pc says:

    I have a sore throat and a runny nose, and I don’t want to be up all night. This is just the beginning of my cold and I wanted to stop it before it got really bad. What can I do for my sore throat and runny nose before I go to bed? What can I do now and tomorrow to minimize my cold? What can I do at school so I am not so miserable?

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