CBSN Los Angeles: How to Improve Seasonal Allergies

Jim gives us insight on why allergies have gotten more intense over the last ten years for people. 

Warmer weather due to climate change plays a role, but so does the fact that many people are under chronic stress and not getting enough sleep. This affects their immune system and makes them more susceptible allergens. 

How does climate change factor into more intense allergy seasons?

Warmer temperatures and humidity lead to more pollen, mold and mildew in the air. Extended bloom seasons result in increased pollen in the air. 

What can I do to prevent or minimize allergy symptoms?

  • Nasal washes 
  • take your shoes off when going  inside your home 
  • purchase an air purifier with a HEPA filter
  • Take a probiotic that included the Friendly Trio, a formulation that has proven to be affective.

How can you tell the difference between allergy symptoms and the cold/flu?

Allergy symptoms are typically experienced as water itchy eyes, sneezing, sometime scratchy throat, and no fever. 

Cold symptoms are typically: upper respiratory congestion, fever under 101 degrees, and sometimes headaches due to the congestion. 

Flu Symptoms: fever over 101 degrees, aches, chills, pain, and fatigue.

Flus like COVID 19 have a lot of overlap so just assess how you feel, track your temperature, get tested if needed. 

Watch the interview below 
(Watch time 5:43)