Are certain times of the year more enjoyable for you than others? It used to be that those who suffer from seasonal allergies had little recourse against their symptoms; staying indoors was one of the only things they could do to gain relief. Those days, however, are long over!
Change your bedding frequently, and wash using hot water. Pollen, dust, and other allergens can stick to your clothing and hair and can get deposited on your bedding. Sheets and pillowcases may appear clean, but can harbor irritants that will affect you while you sleep. These allergens easily wash away when the items are cleaned in hot water.
If you suffer from allergies, it is best that you do not have carpets in your home. And if you do insist on having carpets, get allergy care ones. Carpets hold dusts and other particles that will send your allergies out of control, even if you do clean them often.
Your body could be responsible for your allergic reactions. It’s definitely true! During the day, your body and your clothing gets covered with pollen and dust. In the evening, especially during sleep, these allergens can cause harm to your airways. Nightly showering and freshly washed pajamas will eliminate the problem and allow for a restful night.
Consider removing all carpets from your home. Carpet is notorious for gathering allergens. If you are able to afford it, you might consider changing out wall to wall carpet for tile, laminate or wood flooring. You will see a drastic decrease in the allergens. If getting rid of your carpet isn’t feasible, vacuum daily instead.
If your allergies are accompanied by a harsh, hacking cough, irritation in the throat is probably to blame. This is especially common in those who fight post-nasal drip or mouth breathing. In many cases, the problem becomes more pronounced during the night. When this happens, try using pillows to prop you up in a half-reclining position while you sleep. If you can sleep while sitting upright, that’s even better.
After years of dealing with the itchiness of allergic skin and eczema, constant scratching becomes a tough habit to break–even after allergy therapy. This can cause further damage to the skin, so you should cover the area with a thick protectant like Vaseline or vitamin E oil under an elastic bandage. This allows your skin to heal and can help you to break the cycle.
Most people who are allergic to animal dander assume that dogs, and cats are the only pets that can cause problems in the home. With the exception of fish, reptiles, and amphibians, dander is universal among popular household critters. Ferrets, hamsters, mice, and birds are as likely to trigger an allergic reaction. Keep this in mind as you shop for your next pet.
If outdoor allergens are giving you grief, it is best to travel in your car with all windows rolled up, and always keep it clean. With all the vents closed, your air conditioner can help remove allergens and keep you free from symptoms. Also, vacuum regularly to keep the upholstery free from anything that might accumulate there. The accumulation of dust and other allergens can cause you to get an allergic reaction.
If allergies always cause the same kind of symptoms in you, you can treat the symptoms instead of avoiding the allergen. For example if you have dry eyes, carry eye drops. If you sneeze often, treat that symptom with an antihistamine.
It may be a good idea to not put hairspray or hair products in your hair during allergy season. Styling products help catch allergens in your hair that cause allergies. You should understand that sticky hair styling products attract and hold free flying allergens.
Many people do not realize they might be exposing themselves to increased allergens just, by the way, they dry their clothes. If you suffer from allergic reactions to pollen, then hanging your clothes outdoors to dry can cause allergic reactions. When the clothes hang, they collect all the pollen that is blown in the breeze while drying.
If you struggle with seasonal allergies, you have many different options at your disposal to deal with your symptoms. Because everyone’s allergies are unique, some of the methods described above could be more or less helpful to you, and you may find that trying several methods at once is your best option.