Thursday, October 28, 2010

Seasonal Allergy

Posted by Cecile at 10/28/2010 11:09:00 AM
My son suffers from seasonal allergy every year. And it occurs during summer and fall. The height of his coughing is during fall where it is windy. My husband and I worry so much about him for he couldn't sleep at night because of coughing. The allergy medicine he is taking helps a lot, but it needs to be taken everyday. We are concern he might get addicted to it. But so far, he is okay. I just wished there is a natural allergy medications available in the market, that way we are sure that there would be any side effects in the long run.

Anyway, according to what I've read online: these are the causes of fall allergies.

Weed pollen is the main cause of seasonal allergy in the late summer and early fall. Depending on the area of North America, these weeds include ragweed, sagebrush, pigweed, tumbleweed (Russian thistle) and cockle bur.

In some areas of the world, some trees can pollinate in the fall as well.

Here are some tips to minimize pollen exposure:
  • Keep windows closed prevent pollens from drifting into your home
  • Minimize early morning activity when pollen is usually emitted-between 5-10 a.m.
  • Keep your car windows closed when traveling.
  • Stay indoors when the pollen count is reported to be high, and on windy days when pollen may be present in higher amounts in the air
  • Take a vacation during the height of the pollen season to a more pollen-free area, such as the beach or sea.
  • Avoid mowing the lawn and freshly cut grass
  • Machine dry bedding and clothing. Pollen may collect in laundry if it is hung outside to dry.


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