Hey Allergy Sufferers: It’s That Season Again!


Weekly Article 4/015/2019
by Mikele K. @ The Olive Branch
Hey Allergy Sufferers: It’s That Season Again!

Greetings Olive Branch Customers! Today is 4/15/2019, and we are in the third week of the second quarter of the year. Are you noticing your allergies kicking up? Do the sounds of mowers, along with the release of pollen from trees and flowers got your sinuses all stuffed up? Have no fear, The Olive Branch has all of your seasonal allergy supplies to help get you through the sneezing, itchy watery eyes, and congestion with vitamins, herbs, and select homeopathy.

What Are Allergies?

An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. The substances that cause allergic reactions are allergens. When someone has allergies, their immune system makes an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies respond to allergens. The symptoms that result are an allergic reaction.

What Are the Types of Allergens?

  • Drug (medicine)
  • Food
  • Insects that sting (bee, wasp, fire ant); bite (mosquito, tick); or are household pests (cockroach and dust mite)
  • Latex
  • Mold
  • Pet (dog or cat urine, saliva and dander)
  • Pollen

What Are the Symptoms of Allergies?

The most common allergy symptoms can simply make you uncomfortable. For example, you may have watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, a rash or hives. Other more serious symptoms, like trouble breathing and swelling in your mouth or throat, may be a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis (“anna-fih-LACK-sis”).

What Are the Symptoms of Allergies?

The most common allergy symptoms can simply make you uncomfortable. For example, you may have watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, a rash or hives. Other more serious symptoms, like trouble breathing and swelling in your mouth or throat, may be a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis (“anna-fih-LACK-sis”).

How Do Doctors Diagnose Allergies?

Doctors diagnose allergies in three steps. They review your personal and medical history. They give you a physical exam. They do tests to identify your allergens.

What Are the Treatments for Allergies?

Good allergy treatment is based on your medical history and the severity of your symptoms. It can include three different treatment strategies: avoidance of allergens, medication options and/or immunotherapy (a treatment to train your immune system not to overreact).

How Can I Prevent an Allergic Reaction?

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid your allergens. It sounds so easy, but you can’t always avoid them. For example, it’s not possible to avoid all outdoor activities if you’re allergic to bees and wasps. But there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of being stung and you can carry the medicine you will need if you are stung. It is important to prepare and have an allergy action plan.

Don’t let allergies interfere with your day-to-day activities at home, work or school. You can live a normal life despite having allergies. See your allergist for treatment and guidance. Take steps to avoid your allergens. Keep medicine with you at all times so you can treat an allergic reaction. Use our tips to help you manage your daily life with allergies.

How Do Doctors Diagnose Allergies?

Doctors diagnose allergies in three steps. They review your personal and medical history. They give you a physical exam. They do tests to identify your allergens.

What Are the Treatments for Allergies?

Good allergy treatment is based on your medical history and the severity of your symptoms. It can include three different treatment strategies: avoidance of allergens, medication options and/or immunotherapy (a treatment to train your immune system not to overreact).

How Can I Prevent an Allergic Reaction?

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid your allergens. It sounds so easy, but you can’t always avoid them. For example, it’s not possible to avoid all outdoor activities if you’re allergic to bees and wasps. But there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of being stung and you can carry the medicine you will need if you are stung. It is important to prepare and have an allergy action plan.

Don’t let allergies interfere with your day-to-day activities at home, work or school. You can live a normal life despite having allergies. See your allergist for treatment and guidance. Take steps to avoid your allergens. Keep medicine with you at all times so you can treat an allergic reaction.

Wanting to take an alternative approach to keeping seasonal allergies at bay? The Olive Branch offers its suggestions such as:

  • Rootology brand “Breathe Free”
  • Buried Treasure brand “AllerEase”
  • NOW brand “Quercetin with Bromelain
  • NOW brand MSM
  • Planetary Herbals brand “Three Spices Sinus Complex
  • Wild Harvest brand “Nettle and Quercetin”
  • Umcka Allergy & Sinus
  • XLEAR brand Nasal Spray
  • PURE brand Nasal Mist
  • NOW brand nasal mist
  • SinuOrega
  • Peaceful Mountain brand “Nasal Rescue”
  • Naturade brand Nasal Spray with Saline and Aloe”
  • NaturalCare brand “Sinufix”
  • Source Naturals brand “Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray”
  • OregaSpray

The allergy season is starting to pick up at The Olive Branch! Stop in today to talk with one of our knowledgeable team members to help you find the allergy support product to help you get through allergy season. Do you have a testimony or question about an allergy product we have? Ask us!

~In Good Health

~Mikele K.

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