Whether you are hosting the dinner or traveling to friends and relatives for the holiday feast, Thanksgiving can bring about flare-ups for persons with food allergies, allergies, asthma and other allergies due to the allergens present in the holiday feast or pets.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology(ACAAI), along with its allergist members and practitioners that are experts at the diagnoses and treatment of allergies and asthma, can aide persons at keeping there allergies and asthma at bay.
Here are a few tips they have suggested:
Inform your host, relatives or friends ahead of the feast about any allergy or asthma triggers you may have such as triggers to tobacco smoke or wood burning fireplace so they are aware well ahead of time before your arrival.
Keep the home smoke free.
Change furnace filter.
Vacuum carpeting thoroughly.
If having guests staying overnight, keep pets out of the room and wash all linens and pillows in hot water.
If possible place a HEPA air cleaner in guest room prior to arrivals.
Get ready for holiday travel. If traveling by plane keep all needed medications in a carry-on bag kept with you on the plane. If the trigger is dust mites, carry a allergen proof cover for pillow.
Avoid allergens in the Thanksgiving turkey like soy or wheat by purchasing a natural turkey, they are minimally processed and just packed in water. Thanksgiving side dishes such as stuffing can also have allergens so check the labels. Pack safe snacks for children who have allergies.
One of the main ways to keep allergies and asthma at bay is to know what triggers the attacks. An allergist can be helpful to find the triggers.
Alternative treatments for asthma and allergies;
Many persons now use chiropractic care to control their asthma symptoms and have stated that chiropractic care has relieved their asthmatic symptoms or are very low key and manageable.
A lot of parents have stated that regular chiropractic care for their children have relieved their asthma, colds, infections and emergency room visits.
Chiropractic care is also used for allergies. By releasing stress on the nervous system, chiropractic treatments allow the immune system to function more effective which is what those suffering from allergies require. Chiropractors correct the bodies malfunctions so it can aide the immune system in proper functioning.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Chinese herbal medicines such as:
Ginseng clears the heat and phlegm from the lungs and strengthens the body.
Ding chuan tang is a popular Chinese formula for asthma and is used for all types of asthma.
Acupuncture aides to reduce inflammation and balance the major organs that are contributing to the symptoms. Acupoints are based on the associated meridians which balance any energetic or dysfunctions. Additional therapies are also helpful for asthma such as cupping and gua shu.Sources:
Medical News Today
A & L Chiropractic Center
Having Health Now