What You Should Do To Manage Your Allergies

If you are like many people, you likely struggle with allergies from time to time. Allergies may be a short term annoyance or ongoing torture! If you suffer from allergies, you can get help. You can find relief from the various symptoms.

For the sake of safety, test antihistimines from home. It’s best to use them at home first because a lot of them are filled with ingredients which cause drowsiness. Anytime you are trying a new allergy medication, you should give yourself plenty of time to determine what the results will be. Even allergy medications that do not carry dire warnings may cause problems when driving or performing other potentially dangerous feats.

Before retiring, shower and shampoo your hair. It is possible for pollen to accumulate in the hair and on the skin, prompting allergic reactions during the night. Washing these allergens off doesn’t take long, but it can have a huge effect on your comfort level.

Dust mites unfortunately are unavoidable for allergy sufferers. Like their name describes, they live in pillows and mattresses feeding on flakes of skin. Disgusting! There are special “dust mite resistant” casings that you can purchase to cover pillows and mattresses to keep them out. Be sure to wash your bedding weekly in hot water to kill off dust mites.

If you must have a pet in your life, get one that is short-haired. Although all pets may bother your allergies, animals that have long hair worsen allergies. Another way to cut down on reactions to pet dander is to banish your dog or cat from your bed.

If you do your workouts outdoors, schedule your workouts around dawn or dusk during peak allergy season. These are the times of day when pollen levels are less threatening, which will allow you a more vigorous and comfortable work out environment.

Even if you have severe allergies, you can absolutely live a long and healthy life. Symptoms like watery eyes and sneezing don’t need to rob you of the fun in your life. Don’t put with symptoms. Stand up and take action against your allergies once and for all.