Top 10 Allergy Tips



The practice of allergy prevention can be overly complicated and complex. However, it can be a simple subject and some of its most effective treatments have been all but forgotten. Here are 10 of both new and forgotten tips to help you prevent allergies while in your home environment.




1. Look Beyond Allergy Symptoms

Allergy is not actually a disease, but an inherited pre-disposition of genetics and lifestyle. Even when the symptoms manifest themselves in the nose, eyes or somewhere else — the problem usually isn’t really in that one area but a symptom of an internal imbalance.


2. Allergy Symptoms: There Are Only Three!
When you do exceed your allergen threshold, symptoms usually appear and manaifest themselves in three basic health effects.

  • Edema (swelling) particularly of the skin and mucus membrane. This is the most common effect.
  • Secretion of mucus, especially in the respiratory tract.
  • Spasm of smooth muscle where smooth muscle exists.

3. Allergies and Your Emotions
Recent research indicates there is a strong association with allergies and a persons negative emotions. Most people would agree without research that they believe that a poor emotional state can affect the immune system. Emotional issues should be dealt with along with other treatment options.


4. Pets and Pollen!

Cats and dogs that are allowed to freely roam in grassy and weed areas will transport pollen and other outdoors pollutants into the indoor environment. It is always a good idea bath your pets which are free to roam indoors and outdoors.


5. Frequent Colds Usually Mean Frequent Allergies
Doctors’ offices often receive patients complaining of frequent colds even during the non-winter months. Many colds are actually an upper respiratory infection brought on by allergy symptoms and will respond well when treated as so.


6. Wash Your Hands Frequently for Eye Allergies
The skin of the hands are very resistant to allergy reactions. However, the skin adjacent to the eyelids is extremely reactive. It is common for people to rub their eye areas with their hands. Washing hands immediately after handling pets and coming in from the outdoors can greatly reduce allergic eye symptoms.


7. Hydrate the Body

Keeping the body properly hydrated helps the immune system better deal with allergens. Even though you may be taking anithistimine during allergy episodes, it is equally important to keep the body hydrated with fresh water.


8. Utilize Technology

Using a High Efficient Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum and air purifiers with drastically reduce airborne allergens in the indoor environment. They should be used 24/7 when possible in high use rooms such as dens and bedrooms.


9. Asthmatics Should See An Allergist!

Asthmatics treated by a good allergist are reported to have less symptoms than those under the care of other types of physicians. New research indicates that asthmatic reactions are actually allergic related symptoms.


10. Watch Your Medications

While over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medications bring relief, they can have numerous side effects when used long-term. Try other safe allergy treatments such as Vitamin C and other related food supplements.


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