Spring will soon be here. For many people, the season means sunlight, flowers, butterflies, beauty, and happiness, but for others it means sneezing, itching, and pain. Because of Springtime allergies. You can prevent these ailments and enjoy the smiles of springtime with a few simple tips, here in CRPS. Eat food rich in vitamin C and vitamin B5, keep your living spaces clean and well-ventilated, and even make your appointments after sunrise and before or after sunset (the two times of the day when pollen in the air is at its highest levels). But it all depends on the kind of allergy you suffer from. Here the three most common:

 

 

1. Mites allergies

Do you tend to feel bad when there is dust in the air? This is probably due to mites, the tiny animals who live in the dust. Signs of an allergy to dust and mites include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and a runny nose. Many people with dust mite allergy also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing. To combat these mites you need to look for hermetic, anti-mite covers and mattresses, and a special HEPA vacuum cleaner filter.

 

2. Pollen

Cypress and olive trees and different kinds of grasses are the plants that emit the most pollen into the air during springtime. The symptoms of this allergy range from sneezing and irritated eyes to heat rashes and headaches. If you suffer from an allergy to pollen, you can avoid open spaces. Also, keep doors and windows closed during the afternoon hours, and, if possible, just stay at home when the weather is extremely dry and hot.

 

3. Insect bites

Bedbugs, fleas, bees, flies (including horseflies), gnats, midges, mosquitoes, ticks, and spiders. All these insects can cause allergic reactions with a simple bite containing formic acid. This can lead to blisters, inflammation, redness, swelling, pain, itching, and irritation. The reaction depends on the type of insect and the individual’s sensitivity. Sometimes, it may be a severe allergic reaction, with a rash that can spread to other parts of the body, as well as breathing difficulties, chest pain, cramps, faintness, dizziness, nausea, or accelerated heartbeat, which may require immediate medical attention.

To avoid these allergies you can set up structural barriers (such as window screens or netting), avoid wooded, brushy, and grassy areas, and not use heavily-scented cosmetics or bright-colored clothing. Also make sure you cover your drink and wear long sleeves and pants, with the leg bottoms tucked into your shoes or socks. And keep your surroundings clean and well-maintained: uncovered garbage cans and stagnant water provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes.