What Causes Allergies? Written by Harold Miller
Almost 40 percent of human population will suffer from allergies at some point in their lives. Itchy eyes, stuffy nose, coughing and sneezing are among most common allergy symptoms and they can make any individual feel tired and weak. Many people often wonder if they can avoid allergies by doing things differently in their day-to-day routines. The answer is yes. However, before you change your schedule to avoid allergies you may want to find out cause of your allergy. It is a good idea to determine if it is worth hassle. The following is a list of things which may trigger allergies in your system to act up:
Pollen, Dust Mites and Mold
These substances are well-known for causing allergies. Different factors determine levels of these substances on a regular basis. If pollen levels are high, you will be more likely to suffer from allergies. The best way to avoid these substances is to stay indoors and to dust and clean often. If you go outside, make sure you shower or bathe as soon as you return home. This will wash off any unwanted substances like pollen or dust which may be on your clothing or your body.
Regardless of how much you are exposed to pollen or other allergy-triggering substances, you may suffer from allergies purely due to genetics. If two people are in exact same conditions at exact same time, one person may suffer more than other because it is in their blood. You can thank your parents for that and there is nothing you can do to prevent this from happening.
How to Know If You Have Hay feverWritten by Harold Miller
On average, 20 percent of individuals in United States suffer from hayfever. Hayfever is caused by an allergic reaction mainly to different forms of pollen and ragweed. Hayfever has different effects on every individual depending on how severely they suffer from allergies. Some individuals may experience slight discomfort whereas pain can be practically unbearable for others. So how do you know if you have hayfever? The following is a list of categories to consider in order to determine whether or not you are suffering from hayfever:
When Does It Occur?
Hayfever is a seasonal reaction which often starts in early June and continues through to middle of July. Whenever pollen and ragweed season begins (usually near beginning of seasons) is when you are most likely to start experiencing symptoms.
There are many symptoms which may indicate you are suffering from hayfever. The most common symptoms are listed in categories below:
1.Eyes – An individual suffering from hayfever will experience many difficulties with their eyes. Itchy, watery eyes are an indication of hayfever as well as swollen red eyes. The best way to prevent yourself from scratching your eyes is to use Visine or some other form of eye drops. These drops will also reduce redness your eyes may be experiencing.