Is anyone here the same as me? Every morning, I need to immediately take a bath before anything else, to prevent the all-day sneezing fest. It’s not just a normal habit, but it is mainly because of an allergic reaction or commonly known as allergic rhinitis.
An allergic reaction usually occurs at certain times of the year, such as spring, summer, or fall, and is known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, approximately 8 percent of Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis. This kind of reaction is an allergy caused by pollen in the air from plants like grass, weeds, and trees during different times of the year in different parts of the country.
All allergic rhinitis are sneezing, runny nose, congestion, itching in the nose, throat, eyes, and dark circles under the eyes. It may also include less common symptoms such as headaches, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
My allergic reaction is more frequent during spring and summer, and I suppose we all are! With the changing seasons and climate change, we cannot argue that our symptoms are more frequent than ever.
The best way to reduce allergy symptoms is to avoid what triggers them. Keeping the doors and windows closed, minimizing outdoor activities, washing clothes, and taking a shower after being outside. A recent study shows that wearing a facemask can help some patients with allergic rhinitis by removing pollen and other airborne allergens, which may help with their symptoms.
I hope that you learned a thing or two on this! With the changing weather nowadays we need to double our efforts to secure ourselves from illness by masking up! I hope this helps!
Allia Marian is a KPOP fan, book lover, food enthusiast, and someone who doesn’t enjoy her allergic reactions.