How to Cope with Allergy Season

Many people think of allergy season as the spring and fall seasons and find that they don’t suffer as much during the summer months. As well, most people are shivering from the cold in the wintertime while allergy sufferers are breathing a sigh of relief. Unfortunately many people suffer from summertime allergies or what translates to summer congestion and respiratory problems.

There are different triggers for allergies depend on the season of the year. The spring allergy season causes allergies and hay fever that are connected to the pollens of budding trees such as ash, birch, oak, poplar, sycamore, and walnut. The latter part of spring ushers in the pollens of a variety of grasses such as Bermuda, timothy, red top, sweet vernal, bluegrass, and a variety of others.

Allergy season goes into a different phase as summer gets closer. In this case the air becomes drier and the pollens are gone from the air but ha higher level of humidity causes mold fungi to grow on such things as leaves, straw, dead grass and other plants that thrive in damper kinds of weather. By the time the month of July is coming to an end, the mold count is very high and many people find themselves suffering from allergy problems.

If you suffer from summertime allergies there are ways you can help yourself besides just taking your allergy medication. If you plan to spend more than 30 minutes at a time outdoors then make sure that you wear a pollen mask. On days when the pollen count is high keep all of your windows and doors closed and turn the air conditioner on, making sure it is set to recirculate. Speaking of air conditioners, make sure you either clean or change the AC at least once every month and do not leave your room air conditioners on when you are not at home. These are all self-help ways of coping with the annoyance and discomfort of allergy season.