I must admit I have become quite passionate about my health, especially about warding off colds and flu, and avoiding others who are ill. Because I can’t work and sound good on the mic if my facial mask resonates like its plugged and “nasal” sounding, or there’s a raspy little hoareseness thing going on in my vocal delivery. And then there’s the recurring and not very pleasant little rascal called post nasal drip. I know, gross but true.
I just read in a health related magazine about sneezing and cold-like symptoms, even though the “season” hasn’t hit yet. Those who have those symptoms may have seasonal allergies.
According to the Athsma and Allergy Foundation, ragweed pollination is at its highest peak during August to October. Mold spores flourish is autumn leaves.
I try to live my life without medications, even over the counter ones. I do take supplements, like zinc Airborne (before flying), and Emergen C a few times per week. Anything that helps the immune system, along with a clean healthy lifestyle is OK by me.
It also helps to know that to minimize allergy symptoms, one can delegate yard work, like raking, and shower as soon as you come indoors to avoid tracking pollens and molds into the house.