To many, allergies are an obstacle to active, healthy living. This does not have to be the case for you! The following article is full of helpful advice that will show you how to take control of your allergies and live a fuller, less restrictive life, despite your allergic condition.
Use high-quality, anti-allergen filters in your home heating and cooling system. These filters, which are usually pleated to maximize surface area, remove even the smallest particles of pollen, dander, and other irritants from the air. Because these filters clog more easily than standard filters, you must remember to change them more frequently.
You really should not be engaging in yard work if you have allergies. No matter how much it is needed, or you may enjoy it. Mowing, raking and pruning will expose you to a ton of allergens. Trade off those tasks with another family member, roommate, or friend who can help you to avoid working too much in the yard.
If you’ve tried a couple allergy treatments without success, don’t give up. There are plenty of allergy treatments besides oral medications. As an example, you might try an over-the-counter saline nasal spray or wash, eye drops for allergies, or prescribed medications, including leukotriene blockers or nasal steroids.
Learn what items contain latex so that you can eliminate them from your home if you have a latex allergy. However, this may be easier said than done. Latex is in more items than we realize, include gloves, bandages, condoms, and even articles of clothing. There are alternatives to many of these items, so ask a pharmacist for advice on where to find them. Check labels for warnings about latex beforehand.
Buy a dehumidifier for your basement. If you have a damp basement, this can be a breeding ground for mold. You can avoid mold build up, which triggers allergies, by putting a dehumidifier in your basement. You may want to buy a humidity gauge, to figure out the type of dehumidifier you need.
If you have tried everything possible to help your allergies and it is still not working, you might want to talk to your doctor about allergy shots. Although there is no cure for allergies, allergy shots have made a huge difference in the lives of many allergy sufferers out there. See if there are shots available for your type of allergies.
Almost everyone knows another person who claims to be allergic to practically every substance in the universe and experiences a laundry list of symptoms in response. Actually, the effects of an allergic reaction are limited to any combination of only three symptoms. These include swelling (edema) of the mucosal membranes and skin, increased mucus secretion and smooth muscle spasms. Knowing the true signs of an allergic reaction can help you to determine whether or not medical assistance is needed.
As noted earlier, allergies can be a huge obstacle in life that may keep you from being able to do the things you love with the people you care about. Put an end to that, here and now by employing the tips you have read and taking control over your allergy symptoms, once and for all!