Seasonal Allergies: Causes and Symptoms
Don’t let seasonal allergies hold you back
Allergy season is different for everyone. That’s because different kinds of outdoor allergens — or irritants — get distributed into the air year-round.
You can be allergic to a wide variety of substances – including pollen, animal dander, mold and dust mites.1
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Minimize seasonal allergies
Here are some tips to minimize seasonal allergies5
Stay indoors when the pollen count is high.
Keep windows closed.
Use an air conditioner.
Save outdoor activities for late afternoon.
Avoid gardening when your allergies are active.
Wear a face mask, when you work outdoors.
Keep pollen out of your eyes with wraparound glasses.
Keep grass cut short.
Remove pollen from your skin and hair by rinsing after being outside.
Wash or brush your pets after they’ve been outside.
Telfast® can help relieve seasonal allergies
Telfast® helps you live your best life by relieving many common seasonal allergy symptoms. If you experience sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes or an itchy nose or throat, nasal congestion, or swelling of nasal passages, Telfast® products can help. Now you can live with relief — during any season.⁶
Telfast is a non-sedating⁶, Over the Counter (OTC) antihistamine medications, allergist-recommended oral second generation/less sedating antihistamines for patients with Allergic Rhinitis and primary complaints of sneezing and itching.⁷
Not used in children less than 2 years
Allergies to pets with fur are common. It's often difficult or impossible to eliminate completely your exposure to animal allergens.
Mold and mildew are fungi that lives everywhere. So if you have persistent allergicsymptoms that occur through several seasons, you might be allergic to mold.
Dust mites are tiny organisms that can barely be seen by the naked eye. A dust mite allergy can even trigger asthma and eczema.
Air pollution is the fourth greatest threat to public health after cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Individuals with persistent allergic rhinitis are more prone to develop respiratory and ocular symptoms after exposure to sudden temperature changes.
Allergies vs Cold: Understand the Difference
Seasonal allergies and the common cold can be so much alike that it's sometimes hard to tell the two apart. But look closely and you can find clues about what's going on.
Hives and skin allergies
Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy welts that result from a skin reaction. The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course
Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever, Happens when you breath in something to which you are allergic, and the inside of your nose becomes inflamed and swollen
Adult Indoor Allergies
There’s no place like home … for allergies! Just stepping indoors — at home, work, or school — exposes you to numerous allergens.
Children's Outdoor Allergies
Nearly 5.2 million children under age 18 experience hay fever in the past 12 months and 7.1 million have respiratory allergies
Children's Indoor Allergies
For kids dealing with indoor allergies, Some pollutants may be 2–5-fold more concentrated inside than outside buildings.
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