Seasonal allergies are miserable to have. Also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies are allergic reactions to things common in one or two seasons, such as pollen or grass.
You can reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies, but you can’t entirely eliminate them without the help of medication. You can choose to stay indoors on windy days with high pollen count, avoid mowing the lawn or tending your garden if you don’t have a mask, face shield, or gloves to help combat your allergies and reduce the chances of irritants getting in your eyes or coming in contact with your skin, and avoid hanging laundry outside.
Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Allegra and Benadryl are common over-the-counter allergy relief medications for those experiencing allergies. Give your body an extra layer of natural protection to help boost the allergen-relieving effects of these medications.
Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
The most common allergens are pollen from wind-pollinated plants, such as trees, grasses, and weeds, though it can range from a wide variety of things, such as pesticides and dust. Your doctor will be able to pinpoint what you’re allergic to through a quick test.
Symptoms of seasonal allergies range from mild to severe. The most common include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Watery and itchy eyes
- Itchy sinuses, throat, or ear canals
- Ear congestion
- Postnasal drainage
- Shortness of breath
Seasonal allergens may also trigger an asthma attack.
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A recent clinical study demonstrated that liposomal glutathione supports immune cell defense by restoring/increasing levels of key immune factors that protect against microbial agents and viruses, including TH1 cytokines, IL-1β, IL-12, IFN-γ, and TNF-α. This means that it boosts your body’s natural line of defense against allergens.
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How to Get Glutathione
Your body naturally produces glutathione, but production of it slows down as you start getting older. Unfortunately, taking supplements doesn’t work effectively because your digestive tract breaks down the enzymes too quickly. However, other supplements may boost your body’s production of glutathione like curcumin (the key active ingredient in turmeric) and vitamin C.
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Another antioxidant that helps boost your immune system is vitamin C. Vitamin C helps ease the effects of foreign agents, such as allergens, when they enter your body. Though it does not help in preventing a cold or allergies, it does help ease the symptoms and shortens how long they affect you.
The best part about vitamin C is that it boosts your immune system by encouraging the production of white blood cells. It also protects white blood cells, which is your body’s natural line of defense against diseases, from harm!
How to Get Vitamin C
Vitamin C is highly accessible. You can take vitamins, supplements, eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as green and red peppers, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, and more.
Protect Yourself and Optimize Your Health
The best way to protect yourself to help prevent and reduce the annoying symptoms of seasonal allergies is to be prepared for them.
If you want to give yourself an extra layer of protection, consider IV vitamin therapy through IV Revival. Their mobile therapy brings nurses to you, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your home. Treatment usually takes under an hour and is painless.
If you have any questions or are interested in trying IV Vitamin Therapy to optimize your health, contact IV Revival today to request an appointment.
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