DEALING WITH ALLERGIES
Allergies are one of the most common conditions that millions of people face. There are types that leave your nose runny, head hurting, and tired, while other leave you bright red and itchy. Whatever allergy type you have, there are ways to go ahead and stay allergy-free as possible.
Following these simple steps can help you prevent (or hasten) the allergic process:
- Avoid allergy triggers – Allergy triggers are items that can trigger your allergies. This would often apply to people who are allergic to pollen or food types. For pollen, wearing long clothing can help, or in spring time, a handkerchief can come in handy. For food, don’t take any chances, appetizing may it be, because allergic reactions can range from mild to severe.
- Drink a prescribed anti-histamine at the onset of an allergy – when in any case that you have come in contact with an allergen and start to manifest an allergic reaction, don’t waste any time and drink a prescribed anti-histamine. Drinking early on the reaction can minimize effects, whereas if you bind your time, the anti-histamine might no longer work. Also, choose an anti-histamine that’s non-drowsy in the daytime, and a regular one at night if you are at home.
- Rest – at a full blown allergic reaction, resting is best to make sure that you recover quickly. Lying down and applying soothing emollients for skin outbreaks can give relief, and if you suffer from a runny nose, steam inhalation will also do wonders.
- Seek help – if your suffer from intense allergic reactions that leave you out of breath and wheezing, its best you see a doctor right away, you might be suffering from an anaphylactic reaction that can be potentially life threatening. Don’t waste any time, head to the E.R. immediately.
- See a specialist – if you’ve noticed that you’ve been suffering from repeated bouts of allergic reaction and has taken a turn for worse, you might benefit from seeing an allergy specialist that can evaluate your condition and that can prescribe medications or therapy to help you.