Another airborne you're likely to face is air pollution. Air pollution is primarily made up of the particulates produced by burning gasoline, diesel, and coal by cars, factories, and other activities3, 4. Chemicals like ozone and nitrogen dioxide also help make up air pollution4.
Studies have found that exposure to air pollution may result in higher incidences of allergies and other respiratory problems in a population4, 5. Breathing in both air pollution and other airborne allergens may also make already existing allergic and other respiratory symptoms more severe4, 5.
While it is advisable to avoid high- or high-air pollution areas to help manage your allergic reactions, this is often unlikely for people who live and work in urban areas. Because of this, it is important to keep medications, such as Loratadine (Claritin®) in easy reach. Loratadine (Claritin®) works in as fast as 15 minutes6 is non-drowsy vs. first-generation antihistamines7 and cetirizine, and lasts up to 24 hours8.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.