How to Stay Away From Allergies During Weather Change | Hea Boosters
Achoo! When the weather changes, do you suffer from frequent bouts of sneezing, cold, cough, or itchy eyes? If yes, then it can be the first sign your body showing that the weather is changing. Some people experience a sudden surge in certain allergies as the weather changes, however, for some these symptoms can be mild and for others, it can affect their daily activities.
All of us experience unexplained sneezing, cough, cold, rashes on the body, etc at least once in a lifetime. Which can be triggered by various reasons like pollen allergy during spring season, fur or pet dander if there are pets at home, dust mites during the winters to name a few.
If you feel that your allergies aggravate when the season changes, then you need to keep reading as we have a few tips for you on how to deal with them. We will explain how you can manage your allergies at home with a few changes in your diet and health supplements.
Tips on staying away from allergies:
As soon as the weather changes and you start to experience these changes in your daily wellbeing, avoid going out as much as possible to avoid the seasonal allergens, adopt a healthy diet, and add a few supplements rich in vitamin C, D and Zinc are a few tips that may help. We have some more additional points to help you out.
Take vitamin C rich fruits:
Vitamin C plays a vital role in many of our body’s metabolic processes. It helps in the absorption of iron and is an essential micronutrient for a strong, responsive immune system. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and a natural antihistamine, which helps in getting rid of free radicals and treats allergies. Adding a few fruits to your diet like, a clementine orange contains 35 mg of vitamin C and other fruits like lemons, amla or grapefruit are rich in Vitamin C.
Adding probiotics to your diet:
Probiotics maintain the level of good bacteria in our body, which is essential for a stronger immune response to fight common allergens, managing their symptoms, reducing the severity, and frequency of infections. Dahi and buttermilk are good examples of probiotics which can help in reduction of inflammation caused by bacteria.
EPA/DHA fish oils:
Omega-3 oils or fish oils are known for their anti-inflammatory qualities. Their systemic effect helps in reducing both seasonal allergies, cardiovascular inflammation while supporting your immune system in fighting off these disease-causing bacteria. Your body needs unsaturated fats to help your body fight seasonal changes and manage your overall health.
Getting enough vitamin D:
It's assessed that about 70-90% of the Indian population suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is considered one of the most important nutrients that must be consumed by both young and adults, is essential in forestalling the symptoms of allergies, improving bone health, liver and kidney functions, as well as treating skin disorders. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to increased incidence of asthma, allergy symptoms, and skin infections. So, it is advisable to include vitamin D supplements in your diet regularly.
Wear a mask:
Wearing a mask will not let the allergens get into your airways when you can’t avoid certain chores that trigger allergies, like, while gardening, travelling via bike or vacuuming at home. An N95 respirator mask, available at most drugstores and medical supply stores, will block 95% of small particles, such as pollen and other allergens.
Eating healthy diet:
Like mentioned earlier, eating healthy foods and adding fruits rich in vitamin C, D and Zinc will help build a stronger immune system. Apart from that stay away from foods that may irritate your gut like spicy, oily and greasy curries. The stronger your gut is the better your body can fight off allergies and infection.
Keep yourself hydrated:
Yes, staying hydrated can help your body flush out those pesky allergens. Along with water, you can have some warm soup and green tea, to give your nasal passages some relief.
Get some steam:
Hold your head over a bowl of warm water with some essential oils like eucalyptus or take a warm shower. The steam will help with the stuffy nose and help in breathing easier.
Understand your triggers:
Knowing what triggers you and which weather you are more susceptible to will help you deal with the allergies better. If you are allergic to pollen then wearing a mask while running or exercising outside, if you are allergic to dust then after a long day outside, bathing may reduce your allergies. If you aren’t sure about what you are allergic to, a test can help you out.
We hope that this information can come in handy to you in case you are experiencing the onset of allergy. Understanding your allergies and managing them is the first step towards taking care of yourself. After reading this, you might feel like managing seasonal allergies is a part-time job, but trust us, these suggestions can help you breathe easily – literally!
If you have any questions about the effectiveness of these nutrients and multivitamins, we advise you to reach out to your physician before consuming them.