Top 5 Summer Allergies in Central Florida
Updated: Jun 25
This has to be the most common allergen during the summer months. With plants in full bloom, the pollen count can be a burden to allergy sufferers. AS we venture out, it’s hard to avoid spending time outdoors, which may lead to increased allergen reaction. To reduce the effects of pollen allergies in the summer, try wearing oversized sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. Tis can help prevent pollen from getting on the face and into eyes.
The humid summer air is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Since mold tends to peak at this time of the year, it has the ability to trigger asthma, in addition to allergies. To reduce the effects of mold allergies it is suggested to wear masks when working in the yard and to get rid of moisture or dampness indoors by repairing leaks and using dehumidifiers.
Summer time is spent outdoors which causes more insects to visit your weekend cookout plans. When you’re near these insects you, unfortunately, assume the risk of being stung. Insect stings are a well-known summer allergy trigger that can lead to a severe reaction known as anaphylaxis. The best way to protect yourself from being stung is to wear a bug spray and avoid wearing anything that smells sweet. It is also recommended to not wear bright clothes or floral patterns.
While spending time outdoors is especially important to block the sun’s harmful UV rays with sunscreen or sunblock. However, some people are allergic to ingredients in popular sunscreens. When buying these products make sure to read the ingredients. Avoid scented lotions or lotions that contain parabens (chemicals used as preservatives).
Food allergies can happen with allergy suffers who already experience pollen allergies. Reason being that most seasonal fruits suffer from a cross-reaction. This includes certain foods, such as melons, apples, and celery. Try to avoid foods that you know you have a reaction to.
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