Sometimes your allergy treatment can be as simple as avoiding the environmental allergy triggers.
By removing the environmental triggers and taking proper allergy medications can give you the best chance of minimizing your allergy symptoms.
Environment can cause allergies in many ways. Environmental allergies are of many types.
Environmental allergies are your body’s response to substances that you inhale at your home or work places.
If it is humid outside it affects the immune system, causing sensitivity to emerge. If it is rainy outside it promotes dust mites, pollen, and mold, which affects the immune system in many ways.
When mold and pollen develops in the environment during particular season, your immune system may get affected. These are the two main things that cause environmental allergies.
How environmental changes lead to environmental allergies?
- Changes in the environment can bring changes of air pressure that can affect the immune system.
- Environmental toxins such as metals, chemicals, and other pollutants weaken the immune system.
- Environmental stressors include the various microorganisms, synthetic fabrics, plant proteins, plasticizers, chemical additives, food preservatives, food colors, drugs, vaccines, artificial sweeteners, synthetic hormones, air pollutants, cleaning agents, deodorants, soaps, and toothpastes that we use on a daily basis can affect your immune system and cause allergic reactions.
- Environmental stressors are often considered as the most harmful substances that can affect your immune system in many ways and cause many types of environmental allergies.
- Some environmental agents such as plastic containers, latex products, and some flowers can become your worst enemies in some circumstances and leads to environmental allergies.
Effect of pollen:
Pollen comes from natural elements such as grass, trees, and weeds. Pollen is the main cause of seasonal allergies. In spring season most allergies are due to pollen. If you get allergies in summer it is pollen from the grass and in the late summer it’s from ragweed.
Effect of mold:
Mold develops in the damp areas. You can find mold growth in bathrooms, around kitchen sinks, showers, shower curtains, window frames, in basement areas, and inside walls.
Symptoms of environmental allergies:
Environmental allergies may cause symptoms such as:
- Hey fever
- Allergic rhinitis
- Stuffy, runny nose
- Watery, itchy eyes
- Soar throat
- Coughing or wheezing
- Enervating fatigue
- Rashes or hives
- Headache and body aches
- Itchy skin
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Inability to breath
Getting relief from environmental allergies:
- Avoid the things that bother you and you should be very careful to your nutritional needs.
- If your allergies are due to pollen, take a bath before going to bed to avoid pollen. This will also helps you in easy breathing.
- Avoid going outside on windy and dry days because of the high pollen rates.
- Use air conditioners in your home. This will stop the pollen from getting into your home.
- If your allergies are from mold, you need to maintain the humidity level in your house. Moisture leads to mold growth. So use dehumidifiers to avoid high moisture content and it does not support mold, pollen, dust mites or other allergic irritants.
- Use paints on the wall that decreases the moisture content and keeps dry.