What are seasonal allergies?
Allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies, is commonly referred to as hay fever. It can affect people year round depending on the climate, but the most common time of the year for seasonal allergies is in the months of spring and summer. In early spring, trees release pollen suddenly in high amounts. During the summer, grass and weeds release pollen in high amounts. Mold counts are also elevated during this time of year. These periodic changes in pollen and mold counts contribute greatly to seasonal allergies.
What are the symptoms?
What causes allergic symptoms?
Seasonal allergies are caused by allergens, which are substances recognized by the immune system and considered to be harmful. Common allergens include various pollens and molds. In response to these substances, the immune system is activated. In some individuals, the response of the immune system is excessive and causes inflammation and the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
How are symptoms treated?
Non-pharmacologic strategies are methods to prevent the symptoms of seasonal allergies without the use of medications. This involves limiting your exposure to allergens.
1) Oral products:
2) Nasal sprays:
3) Eye drops:
For more information on seasonal allergies visit: acaai.org
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