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Please please please do not confuse your allergy with the common cold. It is so important that you identify whether or not allergies are causing your pain. We know its Winter right now, but spring and summer will be here before you know it!

Who is already looking forward to the blooming flowers, the warm sunshine and chirping birds? They are all a welcome arrival for many people after the dark and cold winter months… unless you are suffering from seasonal allergies. Over in America, around 8% of adults are suffering when the season is changing. Others are suffering from symptoms of food allergy. Could you be one of them?

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is a condition that is caused by your immune system and usually occurs due to a pollen allergy. It is a condition when your immune system reacts to the environment. BUT, why are we talking about this? As seasonal allergies actually have nothing to do with hay or fevers themselves. If you think you might have seasonal allergies, you should order an allergy or intolerance test and see how your symptoms match up against the four following things.

1) It feels like more than a coincidence

If you think of sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes, these may not just be a coincidence. But what are the symptoms of allergies? Frequent sneezing, watery or itchy eyes, congestion AND a runny nose. An itchy throat is often caused by an allergy. These symptoms all added up can cause intense suffering and pain for people who need an allergy test.

Interestingly, most seasonal allergies are caused by pollen from trees, grasses and weeds. But just because it is winter, this doesn’t mean you won’t suffer from any intolerance symptoms, you’re probably allergic to an indoor allergen like dust mites.

2) Rare symptoms begin appearing

Itchy eyes, sneezing and an itchy throat are so common that people often dismiss them as a normal illness. These less common, but still irritating symptoms can sometimes indicate seasonal allergies…

Coughing can be a sign of allergies, especially asthma, but again you need to make sure you know what is causing these symptoms. Food allergies could occur all year round, so if it is an allergy you need to see! Fatigue and tiredness are also signs of an allergy.

3) Confirming food allergies and seasonal allergies

To treat your seasonal allergies, you need to first confirm them as seasonal allergies and not food allergies. Your diet is so important in many ways, and could actually be the thing that is holding you back. Our 28 day follow up programme provides you with all the info, advice and tips that you need to follow a diet plan. Allergy Test Australia are determined to help you, and this is highlighted by how dedicated we are to help you learn whether it is an allergy or intolerance that you are suffering from.

4) Treatment of seasonal allergy

If, thanks to your allergy test, seasonal allergies are confirmed, then there are plenty of solutions. One of them includes keeping yourself safe from the outside once your allergies are active. Shutting the doors and windows may not be ideal, but it is necessary. We see this suggested everywhere and are keen advocates of it, but we think you should wear a dust mask if you are outside. Take a shower at the end of the day to wash the pollen away as well!

For more information on seasonal allergies and learning about allergy testing, you can log on to www.allergytestaustralia.com and order your test!