Are your allergies completely ruining your life? Allergies can make it hard to breathe, hard to see or speak, and even hard to sleep. The important thing to realize here is that you’re not alone in dealing with allergies. All over the world, millions of people suffer the same symptoms. Some have found great ways to fight allergy symptoms and feel relief. These are some tips that have been successful for them.
For safety’s sake, always test a new over-the-counter antihistamine at home. Some of these can make you sleepy and impair your reflexes. Even if there aren’t serious warnings on the package, take your first does at home instead of when you have to drive.
Dust mites can be hard to avoid. As the name implies, they are happy to live in pillows and mattresses, consuming dead skin particles. It is disgusting. In order to manage this problem, use zippered pillow cases and mattress covers. Be sure to launder your bedding weekly in the hottest water possible so that dust mites are eradicated.
People are more sensitive to particular allergens at different stages of life. Babies are often fed certain types of foods that do not trouble them with allergies, which can result in other types of allergies later on. As they age, they may become tolerant of some allergens, and can become sensitive to new ones as they are introduced to them. If your child starts showing symptoms of allergies to spores or pollen, don’t think it’s nothing just because they have never seemed allergic to those things before.
While skin tests are helpful for finding out what allergies you may have, it might be impossible to test what would happen if you had a reaction to the allergen. For example, a test may indicate that you are allergic to a certain type of spore. But judging what type of reaction you would have to this spore is nearly impossible. You may only experience relatively mild symptoms, while you may end up suffering a severe reaction.
If you exercise when the levels of pollen are high, make sure to do it in early morning or late at night. It’s been proven that this is when levels of pollen are lowest, so you’ll be more comfortable at these times.
There are numerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs to treat allergies, but they don’t all work for everyone. If purchasing a new product for the first time, look for the smaller travel sizes so you can test it out or request complimentary office samples from your doctor. By trying out drugs in sample form, you can quickly break off from one and get on another if you need further treatment.
If you have allergies, avoid triggers as much as possible. If dust triggers allergies, dust as much as possible. If pets are the problem, then you should consider giving them away or at least ensure they are always well-groomed. Dust and vacuum regularly too in order to control pet dander.
Carefully choose your antiperspirants. Many contain things that are bad for the skin and could cause breakouts following shaving if they get into pores prior. Those ingredients could cause both you and your skin damage.
Be sure that you use your allergy medication as directed. Many allergy medications require many days of consecutive use before you start seeing relief. Don’t expect to pop a pill right when you start sneezing. Speak with your physician about how to use it properly.
If you have a latex allergy, do not use products that contain it. Many things are made with latex, including condoms, bandages and even clothing. Ask your pharmacist for healthy alternatives to these items. Also, always look over all labels to see if there are any latex warnings.
With any luck, most of these allergy tips will allow you to experience some success. Read and understand how to make them work for you. Print out this article so that you can refer back to the advice given here again and again. You will see a huge difference, allowing you to properly live your life.
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