Americans spend a great deal of time outside, and roughly half of us suffer from allergies. The statistics seem daunting, and anyone with allergies knows the frustration symptoms can bring. The following tips can help you find relief and get your life back, even with allergies.
You might want to open up your windows whenever the weather is beautiful in order to save some money on your electricity bill. However, this may not be such a good idea because it can cause your allergy symptoms to flare-up. To help effectively reduce allergens present in your home, consider installing a HEPA filter in your air conditioning unit. Although it might not seem quite as fresh, it will help you breathe better.
If nagging allergy symptoms are something you experience, keep an eye on your watch or the clock! For example, from 5 to 10 a.m. pollen levels are at their highest. If it is necessary to leave the house, try to avoid strenuous activity and make it a short trip.
It is possible that the root of your allergy problem can be found on your own body. Seriously – this is not a joke! During the day, your body and your clothing gets covered with pollen and dust. You bring this stuff back into the home. You breathe it in. You transfer it to your bedding. Try showering and wear fresh night-clothes prior to sleeping in order to sleep good at night.
People are more prone to allergies at certain times of their lives than at others. For example, young children are more prone to food allergies because they are just being exposed to new foods. As they grow older and are introduced to other types of foods they are not used to, they may develop allergies to some of those new foods. You need to keep in mind that children are quite capable of developing genuine allergies to airborne spores or pollen, even if they have never had an allergic reaction to anything other than foods.
Always talk to a doctor if you are currently taking allergy medication, even if it is over-the-counter. With their expertise, you can make sure that your medication is suitable for your allergy symptoms, and that you’re using it properly.
As you are now aware, although we spend so much time outdoors, most of us are prone to allergy attacks. No matter the trigger for your allergy symptoms, with any luck, this piece has offered some great ideas for improving your daily life.