Allergy season is in full swing around the nation and if you're one of the 50 million Americans reported to suffer from allergy symptoms, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, you could be triggering side effects without even realizing it. The experts at Prevention magazine report there are a few common allergy triggers that few people know about.
Those affected by ragweed or grass allergies might be worsening their symptoms by picking up fresh produce at a farmers market. According to the magazine, eating a tasty apple, peach pear or melon from such places can trigger oral allergy syndrome, a condition in which your immune system mistakes proteins in these fruits for pollen. If your lips start tingling or itching, it might mean your allergies are in full force.
Swimming is one of the best parts of summer, but perhaps not as great if you suffer from allergies.
"Dramatic changes in temperature, such as jumping into a cold lake on a hot day, can trigger asthma," Dr. James L. Sublett told the news outlet.
Instead of pencil diving into the water on a hot day, Sublett recommends gradually entering the body of water to help your immune system transition more smoothly.
A great way to ward off allergies even more is to install a medical-grade air purifier like the IQAir HealthPro Plus into your home to breathe easy while relaxing.