It’s no big secret that having an allergy is tough. You can’t do much of anything, you can’t even look at the flowers without this pesky allergy taking over. You sneeze uncontrollably, you go through a box of tissues within seconds, it’s a nightmare.
To put it simply, allergies stem from your immune system releasing substances when encountered with ordinary aerial particles. The unfortunate symptoms include itching, sneezing, runny nose and, why not, your eyes turn red and get swollen. Curiously enough, whether or not you get an allergy is part nature, part nurture. The children of allergic parents have approximately 70% chance of developing allergies. People rarely develop new allergies past the age thirty, the existing allergies usually vanish after the age of fifty-five.
In this brief article, we are going to discuss ways to keep your allergies subdued. With no further ado, let’s get to it!
- Check your mattress. Like it or not, our mattresses tend to get filthy real fast. Even if there are no visible signs, there are these tiny creatures that live on skin flakes and dust. There are two ways two deal with this – either wash your mattress religiously or seal it.
- Dehumidifier. As we all know, molds and mites absolutely adore warm/humid/warm and humid conditions. Purchasing a dehumidifier is a must. Also: you should clean it every single week, no excuses.
- Use a fan. After you take a shower, you should use a fan. If your bathroom is unventilated, the mold is striving.
- Clean your room. Unsurprisingly enough, you can live a sneeze-free life if your apartment is clean enough. Messy rooms with clutter are perfect for mites and mold.
- Keep your pets out. Yeah, this one is a bit tough, but you got to watch out for that dander.
- No latex. Up to fourteen percent of people with allergies are allergic to the latex. Obviously, latex is found in gloves, boots, catsuits, and even condoms. We’d also suggest trying several brands, ’til you finally find the one that doesn’t give you a rash.
- Don’t hesitate to medicate. This one is pretty self-explanatory. There are many options, available both with and without a prescription. The newer medicines do not make you drowsy (check out Allegra and/or Claritin). In general, it’s a good idea to try different brands until you find the one that works for you.
- No alcohol. Liquor can worsen your condition, mixing liquor with drugs is never a good idea. Make sure you read the info provided regarding the alcohol interaction you drink anything.