In the United States, we spend about 90% of our time outdoors, yet over 50% of us have allergies! These are difficult numbers to deal with, so if you have allergies you know it’s hard to live with them. Luckily, this article contains some tips that will help allergy sufferers to live life to the fullest, in spite of their allergies.
Shower and shampoo before going to bed. Your hair and body collects allergens throughout the day, and can cause nighttime allergies to occur while you sleep. Simply wash quickly, and you will find you feel much better.
Dust mites are a very difficult allergen to control. Like their name describes, they live in pillows and mattresses feeding on flakes of skin. It is disgusting. There are special “dust mite resistant” casings that you can purchase to cover pillows and mattresses to keep them out. Every week, kill mites by washing all bedding with hot water.
Though skin testing is good for isolating which allergens might be troublesome, the severity of likely reactions cannot accurately be predicted in this way. For instance, a test might indicate that you’re allergic to a particular type of spore. Even if a test indicates an allergy, you may be asymptomatic when you encounter the allergen in real life if your sensitivity is low.
Did you know that the body could be the main cause of the allergic reaction that you are experiencing? This is often true! Throughout the day, pollen and dust in the air gets onto your clothing, hair and body. At night, as you retire into bed, your airways can be affected by these items. Before going to sleep, you should shower or change your clothes.
If you are going to be exercising outside during the times of the year that there are high pollen levels, do so either very early in the morning or late in the evening. According to studies, if you workout at such times you will run into the lowest possible levels of pollen.
It is possible to get many types of allergy and antihistamine medications on an over the counter basis, though such products are not effective for everyone. Talk with your doctoring about possibly getting a sample pack or buy the smallest size available. That way, if this specific medication does not work, you can try another one without having wasted money.
Get rid of the carpeting in your home to fight allergies. Putting in hardwood floors instead of having carpet will ensure that no allergens are lurking just under your feet. 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 this isn’t possible, vacuum daily.
As you are now aware, although we spend so much time outdoors, most of us are prone to allergy attacks. Regardless of what you are allergic to and whether the allergens are indoors or outdoors, you can start using these tips to relieve your suffering today.