If you find yourself wheezing, itching and coughing only in some parts of the year, it is likely that you suffer from allergies. Although these symptoms may be similar to those of the common cold, they are manageable. Read these tips to effectively fight your allergies.
If you own pets, bathe them frequently when allergy season arrives. This is especially true for dog owners. Not only, are pets’ hair and dander irritants on their own, animal fur is a magnet for pollen floating in the air, allowing these particles to hitch a ride on your pet and invade your home.
If you suffer from allergies, it is best that you do not have carpets in your home. And if you do insist on having carpets, get allergy care ones. Carpets hold dusts and other particles that will send your allergies out of control, even if you do clean them often.
If you suffer from annoying allergies, don’t use a clothes line to dry your laundry. As nice as it is to have the natural scent of clothes dried outside by the wind and sun, you will also have an abundance of sneezes inducing pollens. So use an electric dryer whenever you can!
Make an appointment with an allergist, he can tell you exactly what you are allergic to, and then you will be able to stay away from the things that are bothering you. Normally, they do these tests with a series of skin tests to see if you have a reaction.
Although skin tests can be helpful for identifying potential allergens, they can not predict the severity of a person’s allergic reaction to an allergen. For instance, a test can tell you that you have an allergy to a specific type of spore. It’s possible to have mild or even no symptoms when near allergens.
Shower, and wash your hair before going to bed every night. Believe it or not, pollen can collect in your hair and on your body. Causing allergies to worsen overnight. Be sure to wash your body, and hair thoroughly before going to bed. This can be prevention for this happening.
If your allergies are accompanied by a harsh, hacking cough, irritation in the throat is probably to blame. This is especially common in those who fight post-nasal drip or mouth breathing. In many cases, the problem becomes more pronounced during the night. When this happens, try using pillows to prop you up in a half-reclining position while you sleep. If you can sleep while sitting upright, that’s even better.
Stay hydrated as part of your bronchial allergy treatment. If you’re deprived of fluids, your mucous membranes can become inflamed or dry. When you do not hydrate yourself enough you affect your bronchial tubes by having them produce mucus that can annoy you.
You can still live life, just as long as you know how to manage your allergies. Educating yourself about treating symptoms is the initial step. The next steps is managing symptoms. Use all of the tips you learned today so that you can live your life again.