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5 Myths And Truths Related To Season Allergies

Spring! Everything is greening and blooms! The fresh scent of the flowers is gentle and pleasant, the trees have finally blossomed,  fresh fruits and vegetables are more present on the market. You have impatiently waited for the cold winter to pass so you could spend more time in walks, getting rid of your winter clothing and consuming fresher food. Everything is seemingly nice, but this spring something happened with you. You’ve been sneezing for a few days now, your eyes have been watering, you’ve been experiencing difficulties when breathing, your tongue is red, and  even foundation can’t help in hiding the dark circles around your eyes. You’ve been at the doctor, been through millions of examinations and the final result was allergy? And you are asking yourself what now, is there a cure? Don’t panic, it is 21st century already, the medicine has gone too far and we everyday witness new inventions such as new medicine, in order to enhance the health of people, so allergies would be piece of cake.

Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and take a look at the basic elements of allergies, some myths and truths connected with them, which you could definitely use.

What Is Allergy

Allergy is the hypersensitivity of the organism towards certain substances, while the allergic reaction is a response of the immune system  towards the entered allergic substances. The carriers (allergens), that cause the allergic reaction, could be: food, pollen, micro-ticks, specific parts of the body of an animal, poison from insects and many others. There are many types of allergies and a large number of their causes. These are the 5 most common myths/inquiries associated with allergies and truths about them. 

Myth: Eating Honey Could Prevent Or Heal Season Allergies

This myth probably originates from the popular thought among people that honey has minimal doses of pollen. If we consume honey every day during the year, the sensitivity of the organism towards pollen would decrease and the season allergy would be cured. The truth is that there really is a certain amount of pollen in honey, which bees collect from the plants. The problem is that the pollen that causes allergies, which primarily exists in trees, grass and wild plants, isn’t from plants that bees use for the production of honey. But, if you are a honey fan, the allergies shouldn’t be the reason that will stop you from enjoying its taste.

Myth: Adults Can’t Suffer From Allergies

Truth is that adults too can suffer from allergies. Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean that you are less likely to be harmed by antibodies that would cause an allergic reaction. The level of antibodies `IgE’, causers of allergies, in the human organism reduces as the years go by, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible for allergies to appear later in life. If an allergy appears, it means that the organism has been exposed to some sort of allergen for a certain amount of time.

Myth:  Flower Plants Are The Main Reason For Allergies 

It’s true that flowers like, roses and lilies possess the so called `heavy pollen’, or pollen that is harder to transport because people are not in a close and regular contact with it. In contrast to the flowers we just mentioned, there are other kinds of plants that possess the so called `light pollen’ and they are the real reasons for the appearance and growth of the allergies. The plants that contain light pollen are trees, grass and wild plants that are all around us. The pollen from these plants is very easy to transport, especially trough the wind.

Myth: Allergies Don’t Pose As A Serious Health Problem

Truth is that allergies aren’t a simple momentary discomfort. They are a state of the organism that requires a proper treatment. If the allergy isn’t treated as it should be, it is possible that certain health complications will occur. These complications appear in the form of coughing, asthma, and headache,interruptions in evening sleep and daytime drowsiness. There is a high chance of appearance of sinusitis.

Myth: Taking Medications Is The Only Way To Fight The Allergic Symptoms

It is true that consuming medication relieves and decreases allergic symptoms. But, more recently, a new way of treating patients through a process of immunotherapy has been invented. For patients that consume a larger dose of medication, it is recommended a replacement of the pills for allergy, with immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a process that lasts a couple of years, but it greatly reduces and treats allergies.  Consult your doctor and, if possible, replace your medication with immunotherapy.

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