Allergies or hypersensitivity is an abnormal reaction by the immune system. Allergies can manifest themselves in various ways: a stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, hives, etc. All these symptoms can be particularly painful to live with on a daily basis. Let’s take a close look at what allergies are, their symptoms, and whether it is possible to overcome them to manage spring and summer better.
Allergies are a disorder that disrupts the body’s overall balance. They occur when the immune system overreacts abnormally to a foreign body. The body then releases histamine and other substances responsible for the well-known symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, eye irritation, sore throat, allergic rhinitis, etc.
You can be allergic to a variety of foreign bodies: food, pollen, mites, hair, dust, etc. Some allergies are then easier to control than others. Indeed, while it may be obvious to avoid contact with food, animals, or dust mites, it is much more complicated than avoiding going outside in the spring when pollen is everywhere.
Perennial allergies, as their name suggests, occur all year round. On the other hand, seasonal allergies are especially intense at a particular time of year: in the spring, when trees and flowers bloom. Every outdoor outing becomes a test for those suffering from this immune disorder that can cause a tingling throat, itchy eyes, a runny nose, or an asthma attack.