Although allergies are a fairly common problem and most people know about the symptoms. For those who fortunately do not suffer from them, the full effect that allergies can have are hard to understand. Do not allow your symptoms to control your life. If you want to pick up some allergy-fighting techniques that may prove helpful, check out the suggestions offered here.
If you battle pollen and spores while indoors, avoid leaving your windows open for longer than an hour or two. At the very least, close them between the hours of 5 and 10 in the morning; this is the time of day in which plants and flowers release their highest concentrations of pollen.
Monitor pollen forecasts and plan accordingly. If you have access to the internet, many of the popular weather forecasting sites have a section dedicated to allergy forecasts including both air quality and pollen counts. On days when the count is going to be high, keep your windows closed and limit your time outdoors.
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 participate in outdoor activities like camping, jogging or team sports, you may need to wash your workout clothes or uniform more frequently than usual– after every time you wear it, if possible. Some people who are especially sensitive may even become irritated by grass stains, sweat or dirt on their clothing.
If you suffer from food allergies, do not be afraid to ask about ingredients at gatherings or carry-ins. Most people will not mind telling you what is in a dish, and you can avoid potentially harmful reactions. If you are concerned about having enough to eat, prepare a dish to share that you know is safe for you to eat.
Avoid paper products and textiles that contain dyes, which are common causes of allergic reactions. Even your toilet tissue could have dye in it. Try using white paper products for your house to see if this helps your allergies.
If you’re a pet owner that suffers from allergies all the time, you may be experiencing allergies due to your pet. You can have a pet dander test performed by an allergen doctor. If you are allergic to your pets, you can usually make a few changes rather than give them up.
If you are severely allergic to a certain kind of seafood, you may experience a reaction without even ingesting it. Steam that arises from seafood that is being prepared or boiled may be enough to trigger a serious allergic reaction. Never cook with an ingredient that you are allergic to, even if you do not intend to eat it.
Some can easily stay away from certain allergens (especially those that can be fatal), but for other people, dust and pet allergens are hard to stay away from. Stop hating seasonal changes. Learn ways to more effectively cope with allergy symptoms. Remember to keep the information you just read so you can for once put a stop to all that sneezing.