40 million Americans are estimated to have pollen allergies, but many of us are not aware of it because we confuse allergy symptoms with a common cold.
Why is it difficult to tell the difference?
Many people have difficulty seeing the difference on whether they just have a cold because it’s cold and they have a runny nose, or whether it is because they have a pollen allergy. Notice whether your symptoms appear at the same time of the year and if they come, while pollen in the air rises, then you can see if there is a system in it.
Look at your snot
And then you will have to break with vanity and study your snot – it can tell you if your runny nose is allergy:
Take a look at the color of your snot. If it is clear and transparent, and continues to be so, then it is typically because you have an allergy. If it has a color, becomes yellow or green, it is because , there is inflammation in and then you have a cold.
You cannot do anything to avoid getting pollen allergy, but this does not mean that you cannot do anything to reduce the inconvenience:
Three tips to reduce the allergy discomfort:
- Typically most pollen will be released in the middle of the day. Therefore, avoid running or being physically active outside at the time, so you can spare your lungs. Run instead in the morning, afternoon or evening.
- If you have to run, cycle or otherwise be physically active outdoors during the middle of the day, be sure to be proper medicated.
- When you have hay fever, there is a risk that it may develop into asthma if you are not properly medicated. Be sure to keep your airways clear – do so by breathing through your nose instead of through the mouth. This way you avoid dragging pollen directly into the lungs.
If your allergy includes all types of pollen, it is first in September, where pollen season decreases, you can safely move around outdoors without discomfort.