I am 15 and I have allergies. My allergies were a lot worse when I was younger. I had taken allergy shots before but stopped after almost 3 years. During the summer my allergies seem to subside but once the winter comes, it bothers me the most. My nose becomes congested and produces excessive thick mucous that I have to constantly keep blowing. It becomes difficult to function normally in school because of this.
I know you might say to avoid the cold but I am only exposed to it for a few minutes when I am walking to the bus stop and into the school, and after school. My mom makes me wear a scarf every morning but despite that it is still worse in school. When I come home, for some reason it isn't AS bad as it is in school. I don't have to blow as much.
Why does this happen and what can I do about it?
Does being treated for regular allergies, using shots or w/e (for pollen and dust or w/e i am allergic to) help this at all? There obviosuly isn't any thing in the air that makes me allergic, its just the cold.
Although sometimes I tend to think it makes it worse because after I flush my nose, my nose gets extremely blocked and I feel a hell of a lot worse than I do if I don't flush it. I'd had it twice happen that after I had flushed my nose with the irrigation I had gotten sick the next day.
I will only flush it if I am exposed to my allergens like grass.