Global warming has been a distressing issue for the past couple of years. As time flies, many experts say that this phenomenal change will bring about many catastrophic events. True enough, a lot of floods, typhoons, earthquakes and tsunamis have since shocked the planet ever since the issue on global warming was raised.
Numerous studies have been conducted about global warming, as drastic measures have to be undertaken to save what is left of the planet. One research explains that global warming has brought about an immense difference on how people catch allergies. People who experience hay fever or allergic rhinitis now have to suffer from it for three weeks longer than the typical duration.
Ragweed, in particular, is a notorious allergen that presents during mid-August, usually at the Eastern and Midwestern states. One whole plant is enough to cultivate a billion pollen grains, and each of these grains can travel for at least 100 miles. In fact, one in every 10 Americans are allergic to ragweed.
To address this alarming issue, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACCAI) recommends the following steps to prevent and/or manage allergic rhinitis:
1. Take antihistamines before the symptoms start. Come Mid-August, you should anticipate and keep a complete stock of medications for allergic symptoms.
2. Close the windows in your car and house to keep the pollen grains out.
3. After each and every outdoor commitment, make it a point to shower and change.
4. When gardening or mowing the lawn, wear a face mask for added protection.
5. Consult an allergist if you are bothered by your condition.
Allergies are a major cause of school and work absences. It is, important, therefore, to take note of these ACCAI-approved ways of preventing and managing allergic rhinitis.