Many people have allergies; however, there are still people who do not understand how debilitating allergy symptoms can be. Do not allow your allergy triggers to have control over you. Learn how you can control your symptoms so that you can breathe more easily. This article will provide tips to help you manage your allergy symptoms.
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.
Watch your local weather forecast to see if pollen is high for that day. If it is, it’s best that you minimize your time spent outdoors. If you do want to go outdoors, make sure it’s not between the hours of 5 and 10 A.M. This is the time when pollen is high.
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.
Just because you have pollen allergies, doesn’t mean you have to live life without the beauty of flowers. Instead, learn which varieties are best, and use them to fill your flower beds, and home. Avoid planting the most serious offenders: daisies, sunflowers, chrysanthemums and dahlias. Instead, opt for gladiolus, periwinkles, and begonias.
If your initial attempts at finding a treatment have failed, keep trying. When it comes to allergies, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. There are a wide range of medications and holistic treatments you can try. Other medical solutions you can try include prescription drugs, such as leukotriene blockers and nasal steroids, and basic OTC alternatives, such as antihistamine eye drops and nasal saline sprays.
To escape the symptoms of allergies quicker, change your clothes and take a shower after being outside. All kinds of allergy triggers remain in hair, on skin and clothing long after you’ve come inside, so scrub them off, shampoo them out and toss the exposed clothing in a place where you won’t breathe back the allergen particulates.
If you are allergic to pet dander, designate at least one area in the house as a “pet-free”ï¿½ zone. Your bedroom is the most obvious choice. Keeping this area clean, and free from intrusions by your furry friends can significantly alleviate your allergy symptoms. The alternative, of course, is to designate a single area in which your pet can stay.
Instead of accepting the irritating and uncomfortable symptoms of your allergies, learn how to treat them. Two different things you can do is use a nasal irrigation with saline or take Claritin. The information you have just read is an ideal starting point for your journey as you learn more and more about treating your allergy symptoms.