Season to Sneeze

Sneezing, wheezing, nasal congestion, coughing, itchy-watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat all can and probably do add up to allergies.  An allergen is any substance that causes your body’s immune system to overreact and produce antibodies against it.

“There are thousands of allergens that can trigger allergies, but some of the most common include: grass and tree pollen (hay fever) dust mites,” according to Mother Earth News (MEN).  Allergies are the most common chronic condition affecting people around the world, with symptoms ranging from irritating to life-threatening.  In the United States experts estimate that 20 percent of Americans are affected by some type of chronic allergy, reports the website.

“There are many types of allergies.  Food allergies can include milk, egg, wheat, nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy.” according to MNN.  Seasonal allergies can cause systems for each of the seasons but the trees blooming and flower pollen can make us sniffle all year long.  Pet allergies have spawned the breed mixing with poodles who are supposed to have no dander which is what causes the adverse reactions.  .  We have seen the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Cock A Poo, and Aussiedoodle just to name of few.  Cat allergies are very common also.

Other allergies include hay fever, pink eye, hives, poison Ivy, Oak, insect stings, mold, pollen, sun, aspirin, cosmetics, nickel, dust, chemicals and penicillin.

Your doctor can test you to see just what allergen is causing the problem and then you can find out what course of action to take to ease your systems.  Sometimes just taking an allergy medicine relieves you systems but sometime you may have to have allergy shots. It is true good habits help us protect us from most illnesses.” reported Deepa Bharath, staff writer for Orange County Register States.

The severity of allergies varies from person to person and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis — a potentially life-threatening emergency.” according to the Mayo Clinic While most allergies can’t be cured, a number of treatments can help relieve your allergy symptoms.  Here are four simple home remedies all proven by MNN (Mother Nature Network).