Have allergies taken over your life? Do they keep you awake and uncomfortable? If this describes you, you are not the only one. Millions of others all over the world, suffer right along with you. Some of these people have discovered methods for relieving their symptoms. Here are just a few of the things that worked for their allergies; perhaps they will work for you as well.
For safety’s sake, always test a new over-the-counter antihistamine at home. Sometimes, they can make you tired and impair your reflexes. You might think that the drug is fairly innocuous, especially if you don’t see any warning label, but you never really know how you’re going to react to a new drug.
If you can, do not have carpet or rugs in your house. It is almost impossible to truly clean a carpet, and carpet fibers collect pet dander, pollen, mites, dust, and other allergens. If you or someone in your family has allergies, you will be better served by flooring that is easy to clean; tile, wood and linoleum are ideal.
Although you may try to avoid them, you will always have to deal with dust mites! As their name suggests, they love to make their home in mattresses and pillows, dining on shed skin flakes. This is just gross! To avoid the presence of dust mites, beddings and pillows should be placed in customized zippered cases. The follow-up is weekly cleaning of your bedding with a very hot wash, since heat is a dust mite killer.
People are more likely to develop certain allergies at a specific age. Babies can first show evidence of allergies when initially exposed to the proteins in foods. As infants become young children, they become exposed to other protein allergens. Later, they could develop pollen allergies. 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.
Bathrooms should be ventilated to reduce mold and mildew. Allergens like these can be found in warm, damp environments. Make sure all washcloths and wet towels are hung up to dry, and always keep the fan on during and after you shower. If your bathroom does not contain a fan, open a window to help remove the moisture.
Think about getting rid of your carpet. 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. There will be a substantial difference in how much allergens you breathe in. If you cannot change your floor, be sure to vacuum everyday.
Stay well-hydrated to combat allergy symptoms associated with bronchial sensitivity. If you are lacking fluids, you run the risk of having your mucosal membranes drying out or becoming inflamed. Without proper hydration, your bronchial tubes can be irritated by an excess of mucus secretion.
After reading this article, you can see that there are many effective ways to combat your allergies. If you want to, reread this advice and use it. Soon, relief will be yours, and your allergies will be just a distant memory.