Like most people, you are probably familiar with 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, you know how annoying allergies are. The great thing for you is this article and its great tips on helping allergy sufferers manage their condition.
In the interest of safety, you should always try new allergy medications while safe at home. Often antihistamines will have ingredients that induce drowsiness. Even when there is no severe warning listed on the label, take the initial dose whey you are in the comfort of your own home and do not need to operate a vehicle or anything else potentially hazardous if you become drowsy.
Take a shower and wash your hair before you go to bed. Pollen, dust, and mold spores can sit on your hair as well as on top of your skin, which can encourage allergies in your sleep. A quick clean-up can prevent a nightly episode.
Dust mites are everywhere. As the name implies, mites love to burrow in your mattress and pillows, feasting on your discarded skin cells! Not such a pretty picture! To combat these nuisances, encase mattresses and pillows in special zippered mattress covers and pillow cases. Wash all bedding at least once a week in hot water, which will kill any dust mites.
Different age groups have different levels of vulnerability to allergens. Babies may be allergic to a number of types of foods when first introduced to them. As a child grows up, he continues to be exposed to new foods, and may also pick up pollen allergies once he starts spending more time playing outdoors. If your child starts showing symptoms of allergies to spores or pollen, don’t think it’s nothing just because they have never seemed allergic to those things before.
Think about getting rid of your carpets. Carpet is one of the most notorious places for dust, pollen and dead dust mites to gather. If your home has wall-to-wall carpet and you have the money to do some remodeling, rip it out and replace it with hardwood or tile floors. A simple switch will make a world of difference in terms of how you feel and how you and your family react to the fewer allergens present in the home. Even still, you need to clean your hardwood floors just as often.
If you discover pests like rodents or insects, make arrangements for professional extermination as soon as possible. Droppings from rodents, cockroaches and other critters, can seriously aggravate your allergy symptoms. An exterminator can safely get rid of these pests to help you breathe better.
With the information provided here, you should be able to take care of your own allergy symptoms or help your friend who has allergies. No one should feel that they have to deal with the implications of having allergies any longer. These tips will have you floating on cloud 9.