What Are Seasonal Allergies?

Also known as “hay fever” and allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies can turn a beautiful spring day into a miserable ordeal. Millions of people experience sneezing, congestion, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes when the pollen and mold count are high in Kansas City.

How To Avoid Seasonal Allergies

Your first line of defense in warding off allergies is to avoid reacting in the first place. This means avoiding your body’s exposure to allergens throughout your day. Measures you can take to minimize exposure to spores are:

  • Keep an eye on the “spore count” in Kansas City. This number is often reported on television and print news, and can easily be found online here.
  • Stay indoors during dry, windy days.
  • Wear a pollen mask when doing yard work in the spring.
  • Don’t hang laundry outside (especially pillowcases and bedding) where it can easily collect spores.
  • When you enter your home from extended periods of time outdoors, immediately remove clothes and shower to remove spores from your skin and hair.
  • Close doors and windows at night.
  • Keep indoors dry with a dehumidifier.
  • Use a HEPA filter when possible.

How To Treat Seasonal Allergies

No matter how cautious you are, you may still find yourself falling victim to those dreaded allergies. Some common allergy treatments are:

  • OTC medications –Decongestants, nasal spray, and antihistamines can all be used to control the symptoms of seasonal allergies. These products can have mixed results, and though they can give you some relief, they do not treat the root cause of the symptoms-the allergens themselves.
  • Neti pot – These devices allow you to rinse your nasal passages with a saline solution, effectively flushing out mucus. There are those who insist this process rinses out allergens from the nasal cavity as well, but this hasn’t been supported by research and does not eliminate allergens or histamine from the body.
  • IV treatment – Also known as hydration therapy, this treatment both reduces the symptoms of your allergies and the number of allergens in your body.

What is Hydration Therapy?

Hydration therapy involves connecting the patient to an IV bag containing a sterile solution of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and agents designed to control the histamine levels in your bloodstream. The introduction of this solution into the body provides it with what it needs to reverse the effects of a hypersensitive immune system.

Hydration therapy is not just beneficial for treating allergies. Recovery Hydration Therapy offers a full menu of services for hangover recovery, cold and flu treatment, athletic performance, migraine relief, and much more. Contact Recovery Hydration Therapy today to make an appointment, and start feeling your best today.

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