I am sure that you have experienced this before. You have had a small cough, which leads to a sniffle and then a large sneeze. It oftens happens about the same time every year. If you have these symptoms, you probably have allergies. Seasonal allergies can be irritating, but you can cope with them and the tips below can help.
If you purchase any type of antihistamine for allergy purposes, be sure that you test it first. Often antihistamines will have ingredients that induce drowsiness. Even if the package doesn’t have any warnings, make sure that when you use it the first time, you can stay at home and not have to drive.
If you can, do not have carpet or rugs in your house. Allergens like pollen, dust, dander, and mites tend to stick in carpet fibers, and people who are sensitive to them will find it is practically impossible to get rid of them entirely. Make use of flooring that can be mopped or swept clean instead.
People can be allergic to different things at different times in their lives. A child’s first exposure to potential allergens comes in the form of different foods. For this reason, food allergies tend to be the most common type of allergy in babies. It is not unusual for growing children to develop pollen allergies later in life as a result of exposure to various protein allergens when very young. Just because your child has not shown an allergic reaction to airborne particles before doesn’t mean she or he hasn’t developed a legitimate allergy.
Exercising outside can expose you to a lot of pollen, so the pick the right times to exercise. Try going out in either the dawn or dusk hours. Pollen counts are lower in the morning and in the late evening.
Make sure you’re properly hydrated to treat a bronchial allergy. When you become dehydrated, your mucous membranes get dry and irritated and by extension are more vulnerable to allergens. Mucosal glands will produce difficult-to-break-up secretions when hydration isn’t sufficient, affecting your bronchial tubes.
A good tip for avoiding allergens is to avoid any product that contains colorant. Even the coloring in paper towels or toilet paper is a problem for some. Go for plain white paper products in your home and see if it makes a difference in your allergic suffering.
Olive trees are beautiful and add design elements to your landscape. They are especially popular in Western states. However, these trees are notorious for producing a great deal of pollen. You should research this tree and others that produce a lot of pollen and make sure you stay away from them. Some olive tree owners have found that wetting their trees down with a hose every day can help cut down on the amount of pollen they put into the air.
Watch the time, if you experience seasonal allergies. Avoid going outdoors when the pollen count is up. This is usually between 5 A.M. and 10 A.M. If you have to go out, limit your activity to a short period of time.
Keep an eye on your stress levels. A lot of people do not know that being stressed can heighten your allergic reactions. This is even more true for asthmatics. The probability of an attack increases when the stress level rises. Relieving stress is not an automatic cure for asthma nor allergies, but cutting stress in your life can lower the frequency of such attacks.
You can help lessen your allergies by cleaning the interior of your car often, and shutting the car windows. When you use the A/C be sure your vents are all closed to prevent allergens like pollen from entering through them. Keep the carpet and seats free from dust and dirt by vacuuming often. Doing so can help to reduce your allergic reactions.
Now that you’ve been given advice, use it! Sniffling, sneezing, and coughing do not need to rule your life anymore. You could live comfortably and breathe easily. All you need to do is put these tips into action.