Allergy season is fast approaching, which means many people are bracing for a rough few months ahead. Many people in areas prone to heavy tree pollen and other forms of plant pollen experience a wide range of allergy symptoms that vary in severity. When blooming plants release pollen into the air, your immune system reacts to the pollen as it would to any foreign body — by fighting it. Many people develop cold-like symptoms in April, May, and June as their bodies react to the new allergens.
There’s good news! While the onslaught of spring allergens in the air is inevitable, you can arm yourself with allergy-fighting practices to help ease your symptoms.
According to the CDC, approximately 60 million people are afflicted with seasonal allergies annually. That’s a considerable percentage of the population!
Keep in mind that spring allergy is a bit of a misnomer. In many parts of the country, so-called spring allergies can start in February and continue throughout the summer. Hay fever is a synonym for spring allergies, as is allergic rhinitis.
When you’re suffering from a spring allergy, you can expect weeks, if not months, of discomfort. Sometimes, spring allergies are mistaken for colds, but a cold seldom persists for more than a week or two. If you’re feverish or achy, you probably have a cold. While runny noses are common in cold and spring allergies, thick mucus usually indicates the former and thin mucus the latter. Allergic reactions cause swelling within the nasal passages and the sinuses as your body attempts to flush out the allergens to which it is reacting.
According to the CDC, pollen exposure can also cause conjunctivitis in vulnerable people. As many as 70 percent of those dealing with allergic rhinitis also experience allergic conjunctivitis, the inflammation of the conjunctiva lining the eyes. That’s where the redness and itchiness come in. If you’re asthmatic, the odds of having an attack during pollen season increase significantly.
All of the above are good reasons to consider an IV drip for allergies. You can also stop losing time at school and work due to sick days. And more importantly, you can potentially reduce occurrences of asthma attacks, which can be life-threatening.
It’s also vital to know exactly what you are allergic to. Spring allergy symptoms may come and go, depending on your proximity to the allergen. While tree and plant pollens make up the bulk of the allergen culprits, other common causes of spring allergies involve mold exposure or insect bites.
Once your triggers are identified, find ways to reduce your exposure or control your environment. For instance, rainy days dampen down the pollen, so your symptoms may subside when it’s wet outdoors. Pollen counts are generally highest in the morning, so if you stay inside until later in the day, you may find your symptoms easing.
Frequent vacuuming can keep pollen levels down in the home. It’s also a good idea to wear a mask while vacuuming. Pollen collects on all surfaces, so wipe down shelves, furniture, and bookcases regularly. Wash your hair often, as pollen can even collect there!
What Are Common Allergy Symptoms?
Springtime allergy symptoms include:
The severity of these symptoms varies from person to person, but almost everyone experiences some form of spring allergic reactions.
Fortunately, there are many safe and effective ways to reduce your spring allergy symptoms. At Lone Star IV Medics, we specialize in helping people overcome allergy season through in-home IV therapy. You can also keep your allergy symptoms at bay this spring with these practical allergy wellness tips:
IV therapy does not “cure” your spring allergies. What IV infusion therapy for allergies does is support your immune system so your body can fight the allergens and reduce your histamine response. When your histamine response is lowered, you will not experience as many allergy symptoms.
Expect to undergo several IV therapy sessions for spring allergies to obtain results. Some clients may need treatment weekly, while others may find that monthly treatment after the first few weeks keeps allergy symptoms at bay. Each IV therapy session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.
IV therapy for spring allergies is customized for each patient. Although spring allergies are common, no two people experience the exact same triggers and symptoms.
IV infusion therapy for allergies containing certain vitamins can help you combat symptoms. The vitamins and minerals that can help you fight spring allergies include:
The Myers’ Cocktail, one of our most popular IV packages, contains ingredients to fight spring allergies. Our original Myers’ Cocktail, available at $195, includes most of the vitamins and minerals listed for fighting allergies. The Ultimate Myers’ Cocktail, at $295, contains even higher doses of vitamin C and glutathione to make you feel better faster and assist your immune system in fighting harder. High doses of IV vitamin C helps stabilize the white blood cells known as mast cells containing histamines. This results in less histamine being released.
You can also include add-ons in your IV package to help combat spring allergies. For instance, Benadryl, or diphenhydramine, can relieve the watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose caused by spring allergies. As an antihistamine, it works by blocking histamine, the substance released by white blood cells during allergic reactions. It causes small blood cells to widen and start leaking. This may cause tissue swelling that results in watery eyes and a runny nose.
If you suffer from spring allergies every year, consider starting IV therapy for allergies before allergy season commences. Doing so may strengthen your immune system beforehand so that pollen counts will not bother you as much as previously or at all.
Maybe you’ve never had to deal with spring allergies before. Spring allergies might erupt if you’ve moved to a new area with different plant pollens than your body is used to. Schedule IV infusion therapy for allergies once you become symptomatic and are sure it’s not a cold or flu causing your discomfort.
Do you want to enjoy the beauty of the spring outdoors without sneezing or constantly blowing your nose? The sooner you start treating your symptoms with IV therapy for allergies and complementary methods to keep allergens out of your home, the more likely your symptoms will be reduced or disappear.
This allergy season, take preventative measures to fight symptoms with IV therapy for allergies from Lone Star IV Medics. We serve anyone within a 20-mile radius of Texas. Just give us a call or text, and one of our paramedics can be on their way. If you live in the Texas area and want to schedule an IV for allergies, contact us online or call or text (214) 470-2008 today!