There is a great chance you already know a lot about allergies. Either you are suffering from a particular allergy or someone that you know is currently suffering from an allergy, in which you have seen the hardships that they experience. Regardless of your personal situation, you likely know how bad allergies can affect people. Fortunately, the following information can help you and others find effective solutions to your allergic misery.
If you can choose, do not put any carpeting or big rugs in your home. Carpet and rugs collect dust mites, pollen and pet dander which can irritate allergies. Get hardwood or laminate flooring.
Dust mites are mostly likely in your home. They live in your bed linens, bed and pillows. Gross! Soon consider investing into a zippered covering to keep your pillow fresh and clean. Once you’ve done that, start washing your linens no less than once per week in hot water, as hot water is lethal to dust mites.
If you are allergic to animals but have to have a pet, get one with short fur. Short-haired animals don’t impact allergies nearly as bad as long-haired ones do. To further minimize pet allergies, don’t let them sleep in the same bed as you.
Are you aware that your body may be causing some of your allergies? It’s true! As you do the regular things you do throughout the day, pollen and dust sticks into your hair, body and clothing. You bring this stuff back into the home. You breathe it in. You transfer it to your bedding. Take a shower and don clean pajamas prior to going to bed to prevent issues from developing.
Pollen counts are higher and lower at different times of the day. Try to make the times you go outside happen in the wee morning hours, or late at night. Studies show pollen levels are low during these times, so you can exercise comfortably.
If you suffer from bronchial allergy symptoms, make sure you always keep yourself hydrated. If you do not stay hydrated, the bronchial mucosa will become inflamed and dry. Mucosal glands may also produce thick, stubborn secretions; drinking enough water can help to prevent this.
Colorants are often allergens, so avoid any product containing them. Even toilet paper may be treated with dyes if it features a print or design. Use white paper products only, like paper towels, to see if that relieves allergy symptoms.
If you live in the western part of the United States, you may have noticed that many landscapers are using olive trees as landscaping decoration. Unfortunately, these trees produce a huge amount of pollen. Once you know what this tree is and looks like, you can better protect yourself from allergies. Many folks reduce the pollen in their environment by running a hose on the problem tree for several minutes each day.
Now you know some tips on how to deal with allergies! Whether it is you or someone you know, dealing with allergy symptoms is no longer a problem. Once you apply this advice, you’ll be glad you did.