As the fall intensifies with its beautiful colors and cool weather, the brisk season may take a toll on your skin. Unfortunately, the weather triggers allergies that may flare up your skin issues. If you are vulnerable to allergies, we have curated a guide that will help you keep all the seasonal allergies and skin issues at the bay.
What is the major cause of fall allergies?
Airborne pollen levels are high during summers but reach their peak during the fall season due to the abundant growth of weed species. The damp cool weather gives the perfect atmosphere for weed species to thrive which in turn produces pollen. Whether your body reacts to the rising pollen levels or not, primarily relies on your immune system. An allergy test may reveal the particular type of pollen that may trigger seasonal allergies in your body.
In case you are allergic to pollen, your immune system will identify these pollen grains as a threat or allergen and consequently, will produce an opposing reaction. The immune response may include inflammation as a consequence of hay fever or allergic rhinitis. In addition to this, you may also suffer from a runny nose and watery eyes. However, for many of us, the problem doesn’t end here. Exposure to pollen grains in the air may also cause great irritation in the skin.
How does your skin react to the fall allergens?
The skin reaction to the fall allergens may come in the form of the following issues:
- Allergic hives: Allergic hives are red itchy bumps that may rapidly change their shapes and sizes. Once you eliminate the pollen exposure, they might disappear. However, in certain cases, they might reappear. Sometimes, allergy hives can cause anaphylaxis, which might cause the closing of the throat. It would be best to consult a doctor if it interferes with your breathing.
- Allergic dermatitis: Allergic dermatitis is commonly known as eczema which is linked with an inflammatory immune response. Some of the most common symptoms of eczema include cracked, patchy brownish or red skin. The skin gets itchy and highly sensitive during this condition.
If your skin allergy symptoms are persistent during the fall, it would be best to go for an allergy test and identify your allergy triggers. You can also apply a cold compress to treat your skin rash and try wearing loose-fitting clothes to keep the affected area uncovered. In case of allergic dermatitis, it would be a good idea to limit your exposure to extremely hot water and keep your skin moisturized with a thick and medicated moisturizer.
Overall, you should use mild soap, face washes, and cosmetic products that do not aggravate your skin symptoms. Take regular showers and remember to wash your hair. Use dust-mite covers for your mattress. Limit your time outdoors but if you spend a considerable time outside, make sure you change your clothes and put them in the laundry right away.
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