Dealing With Allergies
Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans have an allergy. Allergies also have varied symptoms from sneezing, peeling skin, skin rashes, vomiting and can affect your breathing capacity. Family history can also be a risk factor. If you already suffer with allergies it is very likely that you will develop allergies to other things.
Some of the most common allergens today are dust, pollen and nuts. I knew a little boy who had such a bad allergy to nuts that if he swallowed it his skin hue would change to scarlet and rashes would appear all over. He had to be sent to school every day with allergy medicine which included drops he would have to drip on his tongue.
Anaphylaxis is a very severe allergic reaction which can cause your blood pressure to go down, shock can occur, breathing problems arise and there is also the potential of death involved. My poor father who suffers from this is affected by cats. If they come anywhere near him he starts to wheeze and can’t breathe properly!
Luckily, there are things you can do to help deal with these allergens should you have them:
1. Take Supplements
There was a study involving almost 600 people in Germany and it was found that a high concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells, when taken with your diet, is actually directly associated with a decreased risk of hay fever. You can source Omega-3 from food such as salmon or you can take supplements on a daily basis. One product that caught my eye was Research Verified Omega-3. Their concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids per capsule is the highest dose I have ever come across! Read Research Verified reviews to find out more about this leading health supplement company that will help with many health concerns.
2. Keep Indoor Plants To A Minimum
Plants that reside indoors contain plant soil . Soil from plants may allow a lot of mold spores into your home. The plants that cause the biggest amount of problems are indoor shrubs, trees and grasses that also may produce pollens.
3. Use A Hot Wash To Kill Dust Mites
A huge cause of indoor allergies are dust mites. These tiny insects adore crawling around your bedding and stuffed animals. It is highly advised to wash all beddings in hot water and then to dry it in a hot dryer to kill the dust mites. The best action you can take is to keep stuffed animals off the bed and wash blankets and sheets weekly in water that’s minimum 130 Fahrenheit or higher to keep these little critters at bay or at least limit the amount of them.
4. Clean Your Home Well
Dust and mold love to hide on windows, curtain crevices and blinds. They also find their way in poorly ventilated basements, laundry rooms, refrigerator drain pans and old books that so many people love to collect. It’s important to vacuum floors often and wipe down bathrooms and kitchens constantly with bleach.
5. Know Your Food Allergies
Sometimes you will have an allergic reaction to a meal and not know exactly what caused it. It is important to go to an allergist who can do specific tests to find out what exactly triggers your allergy. These allergists are trained to prevent, manage, diagnose and treat allergic diseases.
6. Rats and Roaches Are Your Foes
Believe it or not, cockroaches actually cause a lot of indoor allergy symptoms as well as asthma. This especially affects children. Keep your kitchen clean at all times making sure there isn’t food lying around which will attract these little fellas that will drive you crazy! The best measure to take is to get exterminators to come in and fix the problem.
So there you go! Should your allergies start acting up again look to the above pointers and see what you can do to prevent or at least help keep allergic attacks at bay as much as possible!