Seasonal Allergies | How you can cope with them | Sensitivity Check | Blog

Hay fever season is approaching which means you will have to know which allergies will flare up this summer and how you will be determined to treat them! Not only is hay fever just around the corner, but so is Allergy Awareness Week (22nd-28th April). So, we thought it was appropriate to share loads of information on seasonal allergies, when they flare up at specific times at the year, and how they can be prevented! Sensitivity Check advises that pollen and mould are the two most common seasonal allergens which you need to look out for.

Living with a Pollen Allergy

Pollen is the most commonly known of the seasonal allergens and is responsible for hay fever, but there are three different types of pollen which you need to be aware of. Trees, grass and weed all contain pollen, but the effect that pollen has on people who suffer from seasonal allergies differs from month to month.

WIth pollen being the most commonly known allergens, as it induces hay fever which causes havoc with people’s sinuses and itchy eyes. With us just entering April, it is peak time for tree pollen so if you’re heading near any woods or forests then it is likely that you will experience intolerance or allergy symptoms.

Ways to prevent seasonal allergy symptoms

  • Dry washing inside
  • Keep windows and doors closed
  • Take a shower and change clothes after being outside
  • Brush and bath your dogs

Mould Allergy

A mould allergy can cause very similar symptoms to that of hay fever and other allergies, but it can also trigger asthma, especially if mould spores reach the lungs (Wow!). If you didn’t know that, you do now and this means that you will be much more aware of your symptoms and the causes. Unfortunately, mould spores can be quite difficult to avoid as they too are found almost anywhere. These moulds can be found both outdoors, on fallen leaves and on rotten logs.

For more information on seasonal allergies and intolerances please log on to our website and take a look around the information provided on our site and also tests.

This article was written by Kate, our Lab Manager

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