Seasonal allergies can cause discomfort and be difficult to manage for kids and adults. Also known as ‘hay fever’ or ‘allergic rhinitis,’ seasonal allergies are sinus and allergy symptoms that occur during certain periods of the year.
Let’s take a deeper dive into seasonal allergies and how you can help your family conquer those relentless symptoms!
When is allergy season?
Adult onset seasonal allergies and common allergies in kids are frequently triggered when outdoor molds release spores and when grasses, weeds, and trees release tiny pollen particles into the air. Allergy season can typically start in January and last until November in southern states. It depends on what you’re allergic to and where you live. Tree pollen can trigger allergy symptoms towards the end of winter or spring, while ragweed releases pollen and triggers symptoms in the summer or fall. It’s important to consult your doctor and identify what is causing your symptoms to know when your allergy season starts.
An allergic reaction happens when your immune system detects substances that shouldn’t be in your body such as pollens and molds. During an allergic reaction, your immune system releases antibodies that work to get the allergen out of the body. The cells send out histamine and other chemicals and then trigger allergy symptoms.
Are allergies genetic?
Allergies are not necessarily genetic. If you have allergies, it doesn’t mean your child will surely inherit it. However, there is a possibility your child may have sinus and allergy symptoms. Aside from your genes, there are many factors that come into play in allergies, including the environment, respiratory infections, and even your diet.
Can allergies cause sore throat?
Allergies can cause sore throat. The glands in your nose and throat build up an amount of mucus every day. Mucus helps keep your nose clean and moistens the air you inhale. However, mucus may drip down to your throat without you even realizing it. This unpleasant occurrence is called post-nasal drip and can be caused by allergies.
The mucus that drips down your throat can cause irritation, which can develop into a sore throat. Allergy season cough and other sinus and allergy symptoms can occur if you’re exposed to an allergen, and these allergens can cause a chain of reaction. Allergy season cough is an after-effect of post-nasal drip.
Can allergies cause fatigue?
Yes, allergies can cause a feeling of tiredness. Allergic reactions can cause chemicals to be released to help your body fight allergies. To ease off allergy fatigue, you need to get more sleep and rest.
Which allergy medicine works best?
There are many medications you can choose from, but make sure you find one that offers a homeopathic remedy with organic ingredients that helps manage sinus and allergy symptoms for both kids and adults. Pro tip: Many otc medications have artificial fillers as ingredients, so be sure to take a look at your medicine’s ingredient label before purchasing! Some of those ingredients can be toxic for you and your family’s bodies.