Experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms? Triggers revealed
Did you think that you’d left your sniffly nose and itchy eyes in the summer months? Are you still experiencing symptoms well into October? We have some triggers to look out for to avoid the red eye look this winter!
Ever heard of Oral-Allergy Syndrome? You may be affected by this if you’re a pollen allergy sufferer. Some Oral-Allergy Syndrome sufferers experience difficulty eating fruit and vegetables, as the protein found on the outer surface of raw produce can be mistaken for pollen by the body. The body then reacts as if it has come into contact with pollen, causing you to experience allergy side effects. Peeling fresh fruit and vegetable can reduce the risk of this happening.
Do you use contact lenses? Trapped pollen in contact lenses can increase itchy and red eyes. Contact lenses are permeable, therefore absorbing irritants like smoke or pollen. Try and wear glasses instead of contact lenses when experiencing allergy symptoms, or you may want to consider disposable contact lenses if the symptoms persist.
Anxiety and stress can also be a trigger for allergy symptoms….and there is only one answer to cure this…meditation! Putting your body into a relaxed state will reduce symptoms.
Enjoy a glass of red wine? Unfortunately, this could be another trigger. Allergy sufferers can be sensitive to the sulfates present in alcohol. Reducing your alcohol intake could see a decrease in symptoms.
Scented candles can also irritate an allergy sufferer. If your home is filled with strong perfumes and candles, you may want to avoid being in the same room as them when they are lit, or remove them from your home completely.
Here at The Heeler Centre, we offer support to those who suffer from allergies. Contact us for more information.