What causes allergies?
When an allergen enters the body, the immune system considers it a threat and reacts to it in a specific manner. That pollen, pet dander, or dust may seem harmless, but it can lead to an allergic reaction. Any substance can be an allergen if the immune system treats it as a potential threat.
When you inhale an allergen, it attaches to the allergic antibodies (immunoglobulin E) that exist in the nasal cell membranes. This leads to the release of histamines and leukotrienes, which dilate the small blood vessels and lead to congestion.
In most cases of allergic rhinitis, the symptoms include red teary eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, itchy runny nose, and swelling.
Seasonal vs. Year-Round Allergies
Pollen from trees, grass, weeds, fungus, mold spores, and other allergens are the main causes of seasonal allergies. With each season is a new batch of allergens and potential symptoms - whether it’s pollen from trees or grass, or fungus or mold.
Allergens are always in the air, and some of them - like mold, pet dander and dust mites - aren’t limited by the season.
Paying attention to when you feel symptoms and proactively preventing them can be your first defense against allergy attacks.
Remedies & Treatments
A common approach to treating airborne allergies is to take drugs – usually after the onset of allergy symptoms. Drug-based pills, gels and sprays are available as over the counter or prescription products.
These medicines may cause drowsiness, or have other undesirable side effects. And of course, those taking medications for other conditions may be worried about interactions with allergy relief drug products.
Often overlooked are the warnings on allergy drugs which instruct consumers not to take these more than a few months per year. There may be a limited window of time available to use drug-based allergy medicines for seasonal or chronic allergy treatment.
NasalGuard is different
NasalGuard isn’t a drug - use it as often as you’d like, in any season. It’s safe for all ages. NasalGuard doesn ’t interact with other medications. Best of all, it’s side effect free.