I am from a southern part of India where we do not have these distinctive seasonal variations. I inherited my father’s love for gardening (he is a retired horticulturist), so when I first came here, the beauty of the spring season had me enthralled! Now, it still does, but I find myself struggling to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors during the springtime due to sneezing, itchy watery eyes, headaches and last but not least fatigue.
Avoidance options like keeping the house and car windows closed, taking a bath every night, and avoiding going out on days with high pollen counts are helpful, but of course we cannot live in a bubble and totally eliminate all exposure!
Here are some of the available preventative methods and treatments which can help you to find relief from seasonal allergies:
Allopathic medications can help with blocking the release of antihistamine in your body.
Last but not least, do not forget to exercise regularly and drink plenty of water every day. Believe it or not, both of these play a great role in avoiding/maintaining seasonal allergies.Enjoy Spring!
-Posted by Dr. Afzal Rasheed