For this post I am reviewing some basic information about allergies, the role trees play and some ideas for symptom relief.
I hope that this information will help if your family struggles with allergies. I can attest to the fact that you call still enjoy outdoor activities as a family even if some suffer from allergies.
The Facts About Tree Allergies (from WebMD):
- Trees are a common cause of seasonal allergies (unfortunately).
- Flowering trees many not be causing your allergies. Don't believe me? Check out the video at the end of the post.
- The trees most responsible for allergies have fine, powdery pollen. Not sticky pollen like those found in flowering trees; it does't carry well on the wind.
- You can get tested. Find out which tree triggers your allergies.
- Keep windows and doors closed and run the AC.
- Use HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter in your AC and change it frequently.
- Dust home with a damp cloth and vacuum (preferably with HEPA filter) often.
- Take a shower and change cloths after spending time outdoors. This is very effective.
- Eliminate yard trees that you are allergic to (another reason to get tested).
- My husband and multiple members of my family use NeilMed Since Rinse. The rinse helps the allergies from turning into secondary infections. They all swear by it.
- Lavender essential oil can help in relieving itch eyes and sneezing but doesn't clear up congestion.
Just remember that Opposite means the leaves are place opposite each other on the branch and Alternate means they are not.
For my family and friends in Texas, Mountain Cedar or Ashe Juniper is a common cause of allergies in your area. On windy days it's pollen can travel hundreds of miles.
|Mountain Cedars can grow up to 30 feet tall (source).|
What do you do to survive allergies?