Seasonal Allergies And Mold

It is that time of year again for seasonal allergies.

The issue behind most seasonal allergies is often the overproduction of IgE antibodies in response to environmental triggers. Untreated allergies can worsen, with more severe allergy attacks occurring over time. These frequent or prolonged allergic reactions can weaken your immune system and set you up for dangerous complications, such as bacterial or fungal infections in the sinuses, lungs, ears, or skin.

What are some other natural remedies for seasonal allergies?

Gargling with salt water can soothe sore throat symptoms.

Using Xlear Nasal Spray can help with the nasal passages.

Soothing itchy, dry eyes with safe, homeopathic drops.

Drinking mullein tea can soothe the mucous membranes.

Get your allergies under control so you can return to enjoying this beautiful season with the right treatment plan.

I’ve bundled several of my favorite nutraceuticals that I recommend to alleviate seasonal allergies, which you can find here:

What are some causes of seasonal allergies?

Being allergic to pollen is most popular, with reactions stronger during the spring, summer, and fall because the amount of pollen in the air is very high. Mold is also a common seasonal allergen and yet not known as a trigger to many people.

What are Seasonal allergy symptoms?

  • Fatigue
  • Congestion, including stuffy nose and coughing
  • Itchy eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Skin irritation

Easy way to determine if you have seasonal allergies or a cold

Congestion is a symptom that allergies and viruses have in common. With a virus or cold, your congestion lessens over time, but allergy-related congestion lasts as long as you are exposed to the allergen causing the allergic reaction. Viruses and colds develop over several days and usually clear up within several days.

Easy preventive seasonal allergy treatments

Prevention is vital for seasonal allergy relief. 

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Avoid going outside between 5:00 am and 10:00 am when pollen is high. Check your local weather and pollen count to determine the best times and days to be out and schedule outdoor activities for late afternoon or after heavy rain when pollen counts are lower.
  • When you return from outdoors, change your clothes to avoid tracking allergens around your living space when you get home.
  • Shower to remove any pollen or mold spores that may have come onto you.
  • When pollen is high, remember to keep your windows at home and car closed to lower exposure to pollen.

When should I run functional medicine lab tests about my allergies?

Talk to your functional medicine provider about the best non-invasive lab testing to manage your seasonal allergies and determine what mold exposure and your immune system and detoxification pathway functionality are. Your immune system and detoxification organs may need nutritional and supplement support to help alleviate your seasonal allergies and reactions. Consult with your practitioner, especially if you are considering using an over-the-counter or nutraceutical supplement. Some over-the-counter drugs and supplements may interact, and medications have side effects. You can choose to use safe homeopathic remedies. 

Gaining insight into your biomedical makeup is essential to relieving your symptoms. Most conventional doctors are limited in their testing and natural treatment options. You must become your best healthcare advocate.

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