While many people eagerly anticipate spring, others with severe allergies have learned to dread the season. The advice presented below may be very useful to you if you are among the vast number of people who have to deal with seasonal allergies.
Just to be safe, you want to test any new over the counter antihistamines at home. Many of these products are notorious for causing a sudden onset of sleepiness or impairment. 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.
Choose flooring other than rugs or wall-to-wall carpet in your home. It is virtually impossible to get carpet entirely clean, and its fibers grab hold of dander, pollen, dust and mites which can be extremely problematic for those with allergies. Floors that are easy to sweep and mop are the best.
Before going to bed, take a bath and thoroughly wash your hair. As you do things during the day, your hair and skin pick up pollen and other allergens. If you don’t wash them off, they can cause an allergic reaction while you are sleeping. You don’t need to soak in a tub. A fast shower will do the trick.
Dust mites are going to manifest no matter what. As their name suggests, they love to make their home in mattresses and pillows, dining on shed skin flakes. This is a very disgusting state of affairs! There are special “dust mite resistant” casings that you can purchase to cover pillows and mattresses to keep them out. Be sure to wash the covers on a regular basis, in the hot water cycle.
Sometimes, people are more apt to suffer from allergies as they age. For instance, proteins become exposed to babies through certain foods. This explains why food allergies are so common in little ones. When babies get older, they are around other protein allergens, which could later turn into a pollen allergy. Just because your child has not shown an allergic reaction to airborne particles before doesn’t mean she or he hasn’t developed a legitimate allergy.
It is possible that the root of your allergy problem can be found on your own body. It can be true! Everyday, as you move around your business, allergy triggers, such as dust and pollen, can get trapped within your hair and clothes. By the time you get home countless allergens have settled onto your person, where they may attack your immune system. Try showering, and putting on fresh night-clothes before you hit the sack for a good night’s sleep!
Life can be a lot rougher when you are having to deal with the burdens imposed by allergies. However, you don’t have to endure the torment your allergies cause. There are many treatments you can do to drastically reduce or completely rid yourself of these symptoms. Now is the time to make this article’s advice work for you.