I’m sure you’ve experienced this before. Here a sniffle, there a sniffle, everywhere a sniffle sniffle. You can experience these symptoms only during certain seasons. If you have experienced this, then you probably suffer from an allergy. While allergies such as these can be bothersome, it is possible to use the following advice to deal with them.
To be on the safe side, test any new store-bought antihistamine at home first. Many of these products are notorious for causing a sudden onset of sleepiness or impairment. Even if the package doesn’t have any warnings, make sure that when you use it the first time, you can stay at home and not have to drive.
Think about removing carpet from your home. Carpet is a very common place for pollen and dust, that is why it is very common to find dead dust mites in them. 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. This will greatly reduce the amount of ambient particulates (many of which are allergens) in your home. If you cannot change your floor, be sure to vacuum everyday.
If you own a pet and you suffer from allergies, you might be wondering weather your pet in to blame for your symptoms. An easy way to answer the question is to undergo dander allergy testing under a doctor’s supervision. If you are allergic to your pets, you can usually make a few changes rather than give them up.
The use of a bedroom humidifier is commonly advised for allergy sufferers. However, you may not want to do this because the mist that comes out of the humidifier can settle on your carpet. As a result, mold accumulates, and it will get musty. One alternative to a humidifier is a saline spray. These sprays help moisten the nasal passages.
Try and make sure you cure your allergic reactions rather than avoid becoming allergic. For example, if your allergies cause your eyes to be red, dry and itchy, keep a vial of eye drops with you at all times. By the same token, if you have a sore throat, keep some throat lozenges with you.
Try scheduling regular exterminator visits if you have insects and pests. Your allergies can be seriously exacerbated by the droppings that vermin, insects, and other pests leave behind. You will be able to breathe better after you have hired an exterminator to rid your home of vermin.
If you are an allergy sufferer, avoid using chemical-based hair styling products during the months when you allergies are at their worst. Your hair already picks up airborne allergens while you spend time outside. Styling products act as pollen magnets.
Take the trash out. When you keep trash inside your home, even if it’s your kitchen trash bag, mice and bugs are attracted to the garbage. These pests carry allergens on their bodies and in their feces. It’s not something you want to deal with. If you can’t get rid of the rodents, consider trapping them. Try poison if it doesn’t work.
When sleeping, instead of using a pillows made of natural materials or feathers, you should use a synthetic pillow. Dust mites prefer natural materials, and will avoid synthetic material. You still must wash them to keep up on getting rid of dust and allergens, but they are better to sleep on.
Your child may have allergy medication to treat allergic reactions. A detailed note from your child’s allergist or pediatrician can provide clear instructions and explanations. Provide the school with a few doses of the medication just in case of an emergency. Your child and their school should also have a list containing any allergens that may affect your child.
Allergy sufferers should consider upping their vitamin C intake. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, and may be a natural anti-histamine. You should consume at least 1000mg daily. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help you to bolster your defenses against allergens.
Vacuum daily if you have allergies. That way, allergens will be greatly reduced. Inspect your vacuum, as well. Older model vacuums tend to disperse allergens into the air. Newer model vacuums come equipped with HEPA filters that can trap over 99% of allergens and small particles to stop them from circulating in the air.
If you have mold growing in your home, it may be causing your allergy symptoms. A way to lessen mold in your house is to clean your refrigerator daily. Water collects in this area and mold can eventually grow unseen. Whenever you open the door, mold can be released into the air if not cleaned regularly.
Get yourself a humidifier. This investment will pay dividends as your allergy suffering decreases. The moisture the humidifier emits is like a magnet for allergens. It attracts them and removes them from the air. As a result, you will not breathe in allergens that are usually in the air.
Now that you’ve been given advice, use it! You do not have to sneeze or sniffle any longer! You can enjoy deep, allergen-free breaths. All you need to do is put these tips into action.