If you have allergies, you know they are no fun. Once you are exposed to that allergen, you are miserable, you may begin to sneeze a lot, you may begin to feel congested, your eyes may water and yes you may develop a miserable headache. None of these symptoms or the many others that goes along with allergies is fun or is something that anyone wants to repeat. For these reasons, those who suffer from allergies are always looking for ways to deal with what triggers them in the first place.
If you can learn how to avoid or deal with the triggers, you don’t even have to worry about the symptoms in the first place. This is a dream of most allergy sufferers. On that note, let’s take a look at 5 common allergies and some ways we can deal with them.
We can’t always see this pesky weed. The reason why is that the pollen from this weed can travel through the air and seem to find every allergy sufferer out there.
What can we do?
Stay inside during the day as much as you can. This is when the pollen count for ragweed is at its highest levels. When you do go outside, try to remove your shoes before coming indoors. This will keep some of the pollen out of your house. You should also promptly change clothes and take shower after entering your home. Using a saline rinse daily to wash out your nasal passages can help, too.
Of course, you should keep all windows and doors closed as much as you can.
It may seem like dust is everywhere. Yet, it isn’t always the dust that causes the allergy attacks. Many times people are more allergic to the dust mites that live in the dust than they are the dust itself. What can you do to help avoid or eliminate dust and dust mite from your home?
• Vacuum often, using a vacuum with a HEPA filter
• Replace carpets from rooms such as bedrooms and bathrooms with tile or wood
• Cover your mattresses with special allergy proof casings
• Do not collect pillows or stuff animals that harbor dust and dust mites
Many people are allergic to cockroaches and ladybugs. Ladybugs can be removed from your home by simply vacuuming them. Roaches can be removed by the use of baits, boric acid powder or sticky traps. If none of these measures works, you may have to call in an exterminator.
Bathrooms and basements are the two rooms of the home that are the most susceptible to mold. One way to help avoid mold to be to keep the temperature and humidity in your home regulated. You can do this by opening a window or by using a dehumidifier or exhaust fan in rooms where you spot it.
It isn’t really the animal’s fur that causes the allergy attacks for people; it is the dander that sheds from the animal’s skin naturally. There really isn’t that can be done to totally stop this type of allergy from occurring. Yet, you should keep the animal away from the bedroom and bathroom of the person who is allergic to make life easier if neither of you are willing to give up the animal.
Allergens are just a part of some people’s lives. There is no getting around them. However, there can be ways that allergy suffers can learn how to deal with a little better and make their lives a little easier.