The 5 Most Common Spring Ailments!

Spring is a lovely season but comes with its fair share of ailments that you need to be careful about. Here’s a look at the 5 most common spring ailments that you could be prone to.

Seasonal Allergies

With the flowers in full blossom and trees and bushes releasing plenty of pollen, it’s time to take preventive measures if you suffer from seasonal allergies. The best way to do this is to start taking allergy medications two weeks before you expect any allergy symptoms. This is because allergy medications are known to work at their peak if they are in your system before you’re exposed to allergens like pollen.


Asthma attacks have a tendency to flare up in spring. Pollen, air temperature changes, dust, yard fertilizers, chemicals and insect repellants are the common triggers. Keep your inhaler handy and make sure you are regular with your asthma medication.

Common Cold

Common cold strikes are at their peak during spring and fall. This ailment is highly contagious and spreads quickly. As a precaution, wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. You may take Vitamin C supplements to strengthen your immune system.

Lyme Disease

This is an infectious disease spread by infected ticks and symptoms include rash, fever, headache, tiredness and more. When you are outdoors, stay clear of any tall vegetation and remember to use a tick repellant.

Sports Injuries

Who does not love to get outdoors and dabble in a spot of sports on a spring day? Tennis, soccer, baseball, golf, lacrosse, these sports activities are not just fun but keep you fit too. However, unlike professional athletes who train throughout the year, we are not as active all year round. Therefore, when you get back to sporting activities, stay cautious, spend a little more time to warm up. Try to stay active throughout the year.

And now the good news

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