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Myth buster 061112

Just when you thought you could escape your haunting allergies, you might actually be making them worst. Read on to find out the best tips on allergy relief.

1) Moving to a hotter climate can ease your allergies.

You might believe that you can outrun pollen and seasonal allergies by changing your address. But chances are you’re actually one step closer to danger. Shifting climates can trigger your reaction to allergens. How so? When you’re exposed to pollen from unfamiliar plants, your body will often react to that new allergen.

No pollen at the beach? You really can’t be sure as there are ragweeds and other grasses that grow in sandy areas.

2) Flower power can make you achoo.

Wrong again. Though people who come in contact with flowers often develop allergic symptoms, sniffing your favorite bouquet cannot trigger your nasal allergies that easily. The invisible hooligan is actually pollen from weeds, grasses, and tree’s that are carried airborne through the breeze.

3)  Eating honey can reduce allergies.

Some say that the pollen content in honey will help in easing allergic rhinitis. But no matter how many jars of honey you consume, there is no scientific claim behind this theory. Honey is not like allergy shots where you get desensitized by the allergens.

4)  You will outgrow your allergies.

Sometimes, you will outgrow your childhood allergies. However, most hay fever sufferers bring the allergy with them when they reach adulthood. This claim is backed by a Swedish hospital research wherein they tested 82 patients with allergic rhinitis 12 years later. 99% of the controlled group stated that they still have hay fever years after, though 39% said their condition improved.

5) Airborne mold allergies only strike indoors.

Spores by mold and fungi are found anywhere – outdoors or indoors. They grow best in damp weather … in soil, decaying leaves, and rotten wood. Molds love spring because they thrive on the plants that died during the previous cold season.

6) Hay fever comes from hay.

Don’t be confused. Hay fever is not caused by hay… well; it’s not even a fever.  The other name for hay fever is allergic rhinitis and it is triggered by molds, grass, and pollen. People living in the rural areas often develop immunity against these plant pollens. If you are a regular urbanista, always be wary of allergic reactions when visiting farms and the countryside.

7) Those who didn’t have childhood allergies will not have them in their later years.

Allergies often begin in childhood. But you can develop allergies as an adult, too. Some occur after you change your environment and encounter new allergens. Some adults redevelop symptoms they had during childhood.


At PURE Rooms we are always looking to offer expert advice to allergy sufferer’s worldwide.  If you have a question or simply enjoyed the article, please leave us your comments below and we will respond as soon as possible.

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