Red itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sneezing galore — if that sounds like you, you’re likely in the midst of an allergy attack. That’s because while springtime means pretty blooming trees and the return of warm weather, it also brings seasonal allergies along for the ride. Not sure if you’ve got ‘em, or wondering how to tame them? We asked experts to share common spring allergy symptoms to look out for, and what you can do to find some relief.
Spring cleaning should feel good, right? Any process that ushers out the “gunk” that builds up in our homes over winter ought to inspire us to start daydreaming about warm, springtime weather. But in reality, spring cleaning can feel pretty darn daunting. Instead, you just might start a Hulu binge instead of picking up a broom.
As it turns out, if you suffer from allergies and asthma, overlooking spring cleaning isn’t so great for your body. In fact, all that dust and pet dander can impact your respiratory and immune systems in a big way.
It’s not just you: More people are suffering from allergies than ever before. The advice these doctors give their closest pals can help you get relief and enjoy spring again.
1. Stop stressing.
“When a person with allergies is under stress, the immune system can respond by making their symptoms worse. And I often tell my friends and family, if you’re not coping with your stress, your allergy medicine may not be as effective.