SUMMER ALLERGIES

Allergies exist in summer due to drastic rise in temperature. Summer air pollution can make allergy symptoms worse. Biggest summer allergy trigger is pollen and weeds. This pollen gets into our nose and eyes and they overdrive the immune system. Allergies can have outdoor causes like dust mites, cockroaches, insects, ant bites which can cause life threatening allergic reactions. Insects thrive in warm and humid temperature in our beds, fabrics and carpets and their residues can cause symptoms like Runny noses, burning and watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, tightness of chest, difficulty in breathing, tickling sensation in nose, throat and ears, nasal congestion and nasal discharge are some of common symptoms.

Some of these allergies are:
•    Dust allergy is worst in summer, because dust mites love warm and moist areas. This allergy causes runny and itchy nose.
•    Seasonal asthma is worse in summer due to humidity. If becomes difficult to breathe and cause nasal congestion.
•    Nasal allergy is caused by pollen that enters into our nose and can nasal congestion and nasal discharge.
•    Summer-cold symptoms can cause fever, muscle aches, body aches, runny nose, sore throat and fatigue.

Getting over allergies:
Wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, drink plenty of fluids, take plenty of rest, spend some time outdoors, treat the symptoms and take advantage of seasonal fruits to boost your immunity. See the physician for diagnosing and treating allergies.