If you have seasonal allergies you already know how annoying they can be. They are part of our body’s normal reaction to external objects (like pollen), which our bodies have recognized as potentially harmful to our health and safety.
During allergy seasons, our body misidentifies pollens from investing plants as potentially hazardous substances and does everything it can to get rid of them. Some of the following reactions can seem familiar to you.
Symptoms of seasonal allergies and what the body is intending
- Increased slime production (our body intends to clean pollen from the surface of the nose, mouth, and sinuses)
- Itchy, watery eyes (our body intends to double blinking and help to clean pollen from the eyes)
- Sneezing (our body intends to overcome pollen out of your nose and lungs)
- Congestion (our body intends to bring circulation to the area to help bring in necessary white blood cells to fight pollen and nutrients and to help fuel the body’s ability to respond to invaders)
It is great if you have a strong immune system. But anyway you probably want to know how you can calm your body that the pollen serves no physical danger.
There are some common approaches that may help everybody while they have symptoms, but avoiding later allergy attacks can be complicated since everyone’s body is different. To understand the allergic response, we have to learn the allergic person’s immune system and influencing factors. A plan that works very well for one person may not help another.
Short-term plans to manage allergy symptoms
- Specific diet geared to stabilizing the allergic response and decreasing inflammation.
- Hydrotherapy, such as warming clothes, to draw press away from the head.
- Homeopathic improvements to decrease symptoms, including homeopathic eye drops.
- Herbal drinks or supplements to reduce the inflammatory response. One common herb used is nettles.
Long-term plans to avoid allergies
Specific nutrients will help train your body to become a healthy, balanced response to allergens. Do you have enough of these in your diet?
Stress control skills and current level of stress
Environmental allergens, such as pollens, are just an extra type of stress for you to deal with. If you have a lot of additional stress in your life – emotional stress, financial pressure, work stress or also blood sugar regulator problems – your strength to deal with external stress may be completely compromised, as your organism may be overwhelmed. There are some herbs and nutrients, and abilities that your doctor will prescribe that will help you deal with stress in a more healthy way.
Overall physical health
It is necessary to feel healthy overall. An overall natural health concern to blood and nerve supply to the adrenal glands.
The adrenal organs need to have optimal transmission and nerve supply because they’re the glands that deal the most with controlling the stress. For example, a chronic spine problem can result in the adrenal glands weakened ability to function normally.
The intestinal shape and bacterial flora composition
Bacterial flora can have a huge influence on how your immune system will respond to outside intimidations. How great does your body recognize something it has experienced before? How well does your body respond to an allergen once it is identified as a threat? These are things that have a complicated, but important, connection with the types of microflora in your intestines.
Your nutrition and medicine history can have a major impact on the sorts of bacteria you have in your intestines. Adjusting for an unhealthy balance of intestinal bacteria can be critical in preventing future asthma attacks as well as eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, and kidney stones.
Attendance of other allergies
Your body may receive regular expression to other things that cause allergies, like foods, for example. If so, that can generate a chronic state of inflammatory response. Food allergies are usually slow to initiate and last for a while after each appearance, so they may be tougher to identify by simple research than other types of allergies that have a more rapid onset. There are several types of tests that your naturopathic doctor can order that detect the presence of food allergies.
This is the most simple way to keep your body away from allergens. Clean your house regularly, keep your body clean, especially after you have been exposed. Do not sleep near a window – move your bad away from it so that allergens don’t rush into you while you sleep. Wash your hands before touching your face.
Learn more about allergies in our What Are Allergies post.
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