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#Week1 #OpenNtalk- “Seasonal allergies- Causes and Symptoms”

 

Finally, the wait is over and it is the time to get started with #OpenNtalk, blog league series, hosted by Wigglingpen.com and gleefulblogger. This is a challenge for the teams of bloggers, who are divided into 8 teams. There are around 40 bloggers from different states, cities and genre who are competing for winning this league.
I am so excited to be a part of this blogging league. And I am hoping to put my best foot forward to winning this awesome blogging league.
I am a part of Team 5, and my team caption is Surbhi from http://prettymummasays.com/  and other members of the team are
Our team hashtag is #Roarwillrock, and yes! We all are ready to roar and ready to rock this series.
And thanks a lot to Surbhi for introducing me.
Of course, this series is about to write better and perform great as a team, and we all want to do that with our best efforts.
Another side, I want to utilize this chance to share something useful and informative too, with my readers and co-bloggers friends.
Being a holistic physician (homeopathy is my speciality) and I always believe that natural substance has amazing healing power and we can use these substances to facilitate natural cure.  Using natural substance for curing different aliments has so many advantages for overall health. They cure disease gently and free from side effects too.
As a health, lifestyle blogger, I always love to share the amazing healing power of natural substances and alternative methods of healing.
For this blogging league, I am keeping “Natural cure is Magical” as a theme, will try to share some useful information about curing different disease aliments with the help of Natural Substances.
For the first post, I am writing about seasonal allergies.
Allergies are one of the most common distressing aliment for so many people and it affects a larger number of the population each year. And sadly, there is no permanent cure for treating allergies.
 What is a seasonal allergy? What are the causes? What are the predominant symptoms?  What is the limitation of conventional treatment to treat the seasonal allergies? And how can we treat allergic symptoms with the help of natural substance?  Read on to know more.

What is a seasonal allergy?

Seasonal allergies like other allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problems in most people. People with seasonal allergies (also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis) react to pollen from plants. Grass, pollen, and mold are the most common triggers of seasonal allergies.

Causes of seasonal allergies

According to American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, our immune system controls how our body defends itself. If you have an allergy to a specific substance, the immune system identifies that substance as an allergen, then our immune system overreacted by producing antibodies called immunoglobulin E. these antibodies travel to cells that release chemical and causing an allergic reaction.

Factors that cause seasonal allergies

There are mainly two factors that play a major in the development of seasonal allergies. These are:
  • ·         Genetic factors
  • ·         Environmental factor

 Genetic factor means genetic background in terms of a family history of the atopic disease has been the strongest factor for the development of allergic symptoms.
Environmental factors such as increased air pollution changed lifestyle and a decrease in bacterial/viral infection are frequently quoted as adjuvant factors for allergic sensitization and possible cause of increased prevalence.

Who is at risk for developing seasonal allergies?

According to centre for disease control and prevention, anyone may have or develop an allergy- from a baby born with an allergy to cow milk to a senior citizen who develops hives after taking any new medication. It is true that allergies cannot generally be prevented but the allergic reaction can be.

Underlying causes of seasonal allergies

There are certain underlying medical conditions such as asthma, unmanaged stress, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, recent trauma or illness, pregnancy and even food allergies can increase your risk for developing the seasonal allergy. These conditions affect your immune system functioning and make you more prone to developing the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Seasonal allergy symptoms

Though seasonal allergy symptoms range from mild to severe. And also depend on the affected system of the body. It could be prominent respiratory or skin symptoms. The most common symptoms include:
Nasal symptoms such as
·         Nasal congestion
·         Sneezing
·         Running nose
·         Stuffy nose
·         Postnasal drainage
·         Loss of smell
Eyes symptoms such as
·         Puffy eyes
·         Itchiness, redness in eyes or watery eyes
·         Respiratory symptoms
·         Difficult breathing or wheezing
·         Coughing
·         Scratchy throat
Ear symptoms such as
·         Pain in ear
·         Ear infection or tickling in the ears
·         Skin symptoms such as hives or eczema
General symptoms such as
·         Fatigue’
·         Body ache
·         Headache
·         Loss of appetite
·         Irritability
·         Mood swing

Limitation of conventional treatment

Though there are verities of symptomatic treatment options are available to control the symptoms of seasonal allergies ranging from antihistamines to decongestant and steroid. These medicines relief the allergy symptoms by blocking or reducing histamine productions, but these drugs had their own limitations. They often cause unwanted side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, restlessness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and confusion. Also, these medicines did not cure the allergies; they just relieve the symptom temporary and did not work on the root cause of disease. While it is crucial to use conventional medicines during emergency situations, but other than that there are some natural ways are available to control the severity of annoying allergic symptoms. What are these natural ways? How can we use these remedies at home? Read on the second part of article “6 Natural ways to treat seasonal allergies” to know more about this.
Sources:
·          WebMD
This post is published for #OpenNTalk Blogger’s league hosted by Gleefullblogger andwigglingpen.com  in association with summerbarn, Vedantika Herbal  and Nyassa
I am a Team Member of Team 5 “Roaring tigress”, our hashtag is #RoarwillRock, and next to me, Riddhi from http://www.ritzyglitzy.in/ join this league, and sharing her post, so do not forget to stay tuned!

 

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