Are Seasonal Allergies Connected to the Immune System? Vol.2


Ways to Manage Allergy Symptoms

1) Maintain a healthy immune system. 

Experts believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can minimize the effects of allergy symptoms. As Michael Mardiney, Jr., MD, an allergist at MD Mercy Hospital in Baltimore says, “If someone is in great shape, exercises, and does all these great things, they can withstand the impact of allergies better than someone who's got all kinds of other problems.

2) Reduce stress.

Since we know there’s a direct connection between stress and allergy symptoms, it stands to reason that reducing stress can have a crucial impact.
Here is the way to reduce stress by beathing.

Step 1: Zazen

Sit cross-legged, or with your legs stretched out to shoulder width. Then, take a deep, mindful breath to relax.

Step 2: Take 3 tablets 

Take 3 tablets with your beverage of choice.

Step 3: Say ‘thank you’ to your body

Slowly imagine each organ inside your body, considering each one and how hard it works, all day, every day, just for you. Then, place your hand on your chest and say, ‘thank you.’

3) Control pollen around you

Below is a list of actions recommended by the AAFA, any number of which can help reduce the amount of pollen you encounter every day.

  • Check pollen counts or forecasts daily and plan outdoor activities on days when pollen counts are expected to be lower.
  • Keep windows closed during pollen season or peak pollen times.
  • Use central air conditioning or air cleaners with a CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® filter and/or HEPA filtration to reduce indoor airborne allergens (including pollen that may enter your home through doors, windows, on your clothes, and on pets).
  • Wear sunglasses, a mask, and a hat or other hair covering when outdoors.
  • Take a shower and wash your hair before going to bed (if your hair was uncovered outside).