A recent study reveals that about 25 percent of the Indian population suffers from different kinds of allergies including seasonal change, pollen, insects, and contaminated food and water.

It’s not just kids, youngsters and oldsters also often become a victim of the seasonal change.

Just for your information, allergies caught in the summer are easy to treat than those that happen in the winter.

What causes seasonal allergies?

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

If seasons did not change, you would not get any seasonal allergy. It is as simple as that.

But, the complications of seasonal allergies aren’t that simple.

Change is the law of nature. Seasons change. The human body system tries to familiarise itself with the seasonal changes. This is a natural process, which protects us from allergies that hang in there at the confluence of two seasons.

What happens when seasons change?

The dramatic change in weather and temperature has a remarkable contribution to making people sick.

The rapidly fluctuating temperature supports the germination of different types of viruses that make you sick. Since your body is still adapting itself to the changing weather, it easily falls prey to many viruses and allergies. As soon as the body develops a security system against these viruses, you start feeling well and good.

Why is it important to see your doctor?

Individuals with stronger immune system recover easily from seasonal allergies. No matter how strong your body is, it is paramount that you see your physician whenever you feel down. It helps ensure the treatment is moving in the right direction. A medication or treatment gone wrong affects your immunity adversely.

Common symptoms of seasonal allergy

  • Sneezing
  • Clogged or running nose
  • Coughing
  • Itchy or red eyes
  • Itchy throat
  • Itchy and congested ear
  • A headache
  • Short breathing
  • Fever
  • Tiresomeness

These conditions need to be well taken care of especially in February, March, September, and October. A large number of individuals do not take any medication or precaution to avoid or counter seasonal allergies.

Keeping away from seasonal allergies

  • Keep your doors and windows closed
  • Do not stay outdoors for long
  • Wear dust mask
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Keep hand sanitiser of a good brand
  • Avoid smoking
  • Or, avoid sharing your cigarette with others
  • Wash your bed sheet and pillow cover with hot water every week
  • Wear clean clothes
  • Visit your doctor/allergist
  • Get your condition diagnosed
  • Take medications on time, without a miss
  • Drink lukewarm water
  • Take hot showers only
  • Have ginger tea, lemon tea, or basil tea
  • Practice yoga