Flowers are blossoming, the weather is getting warmer… Spring has finally arrived! This season brings allergies as well. Discover how to prevent them!
It’s springtime. This brings warmer weather, blossoming flowers, and some allergies will come with it as well. With the temperature rising and the summer a step closer, pollen is released into the air and causes many unlucky moments for some people. Pretreating seasonal allergies is the best way to prevent symptoms from showing up.
If you are travelling in Barcelona and you would like to visit an english doctor in Barcelona you can always contact us.
How do spring allergies work?
When spring allergies start to float in the air, they create an overreaction once they reach our noses. This reaction creates a feeling of discomfort in our body. You start sneezing, coughing, the throat becomes sore and you get a runny nose. Seasonal allergies can also affect your sleep, making it hard to rest and causing you to feel more tired.
The most common seasonal allergies are typically pollen from oak, elm, maple, poplar, or birch trees depending of course in which part of the world you live. You can contact a doctor in order to find a way to prevent seasonal allergies. Did you know that you can make an appointment while traveling? If you would like to schedule a visit with an english speaking doctor in Barcelona, you can book an appointment here.
Symptoms of spring allergies
Spring allergies can be annoying. The most common symptoms are:
- Congestion or sinus pressure
- Running nose and sneezing
- Sore throat
- Itchy and watery eyes
- Reduced sense of taste or smell
Tips to survive pollen allergies
The most common spring allergy is pollen. While trees begin to blossom, the pollen is released into the air, causing discomfort for some of us. There is a variety of ways to reduce your exposure to pollen.
Here are some tips that might help:
- Reduce your time outside if you see that there is pollen.
- When you return home, remove the clothes you were wearing outside and take a shower in order to eliminate the pollen.
- Keep windows close and try to stay inside when the pollen is said to be high.
- Clean your home regularly. Pollen tends to stick to fabrics or furniture. Try to vacuum quite often during allergy season.
- Avoid outdoor activities in the morning. Pollen is higher during this part of the day.
Some medical treatments are also available for extreme discomfort. You can contact one of our English speaking doctors to prescribe you the best remedies for your allergies.
How can I prevent allergic reactions?
Every allergy is different and each one of us deals with it in a different way. Try to identify the causes and the symptoms of your allergy. This can help you to understand what you can do to feel better. Being able to identify what is bothering you is useful for doctors to best assist you.
If you are travelling in Barcelona and you would like to speak to a doctor, feel free to contact us! Our English speaking doctors come to you right at the doorstep of your hotel or home. This way you can go back to enjoying the rest of your holiday as soon as possible.
To discover more about seasonal allergies you can check out American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.