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Stay hydrated to beat fall allergies

With fall allergy season just around the corner, stay proactive and get prepared to keep those symptoms at bay. One of the best ways you can reduce the severity of allergy symptoms like runny noses, itchy eyes and scratchy throats is by staying hydrated. 

 

What is the most common fall allergen?

Almost everyone tends to be vigilant in the spring when the air is full of pollen, but fall is actually a big season for allergies, too. One of the biggest fall allergens is called ragweed, a North American member of the daisy family found mostly in the midwest and on the east coast. Ragweed pollen is most abundant in the fall and can cause allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, irritated eyes, itchy throat and more. Ragweed releases pollen from August to November, but peaks in late September. 

What is histamine?

Histamine is released by cells in the immune response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions and causes itching and swelling, symptoms typical to allergic reactions. Depending on whether the exposure was to the lungs, like via airborne allergens, or internal, like via food, histamines can produce different reactions like coughing and sneezing or diarrhea and vomiting. Common allergy medications like Benadryl, Allegra and Claritin are all antihistamines, designed to block those uncomfortable allergic reactions. According to Dr. Neeta Ogden, an allergy specialist and spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, dehydrated bodies produce higher levels of histamines and worse symptoms.

How does staying hydrated affect overall health?

Drinking enough water and staying well hydrated is important when it comes to regulating body temperature, keeping joints lubricated, preventing infections, delivering nutrients to cells, and keeping organs functioning properly. According to Harvard, proper hydration also improves sleep quality, brain function and overall mood.

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Coway Aquamega provides fresh, clean water every day. It’s easy to install at home and reduces drinking water contaminants by up to 99.9 percent based on internal test data. The triple-filter system is a safe, delicious and convenient way to ensure that you stay well hydrated and in control of your fall allergy symptoms. Learn more about different Aquamega models and shop for one of your own at cowaymega.com.