Know the difference in allergies and the ways you can prevent symptoms.
Peanut Butter, Gluten or even Bumble Bees are common allergies for people, but the most common comes from both seasonal and environmental allergies, otherwise known as “rhinitis.” These types of allergies are most prominent in the springtime as new plants grow and spring cleaning starts to commence. But what are the differences between seasonal and environmental allergies?
Commonly known as “hay fever,” seasonal allergies come up during seasonal changes outside and it is most prevalent in Spring. These types of allergies come from pollen, which originates from plants including trees, grass and weeds. The pollen outside varies day-to-day depending on the weather, causing different days to have different levels of symptom flare-ups. Some symptoms include watery eyes, sneezing, runny/congested nose and itchy or watery eyes. Although hay fever has no long-term cure, various medicines exist that help day-to-day symptoms, including eye-drops for days when vision is a bit blurry.
Environmental allergies are not just based on the environment or season but also the environment you are in when it comes to your house, your car, or even your work place. These types of allergies can vary a bit by season but most of them are yearly, based on collective allergens from inside. These include mold and dust which can be found in drapes, pillows, furniture and bedding. Even laundry detergent can cause reactions!