If symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing crop up repeatedly at the same time of year, allergies may be the culprit. While the symptoms are a lot like those of the common cold, they can be managed fairly easily. Continue reading to gain insight about handing allergy symptoms skillfully.
You might want to open up your windows whenever the weather is beautiful in order to save some money on your electricity bill. However, this may not be such a good idea because it can cause your allergy symptoms to flare-up. For the best results, make sure your air conditioning unit is equipped with a special HEPA filter, to cut down the number of allergens inside your home. This will help you breathe better, even though the air might not seem as fresh.
Wash your hair and take a shower prior to bed. Accumulated pollen scattered over your body and hair can trigger an allergic reaction during the night. Even if you only spend a few minutes in the shower, you will be doing yourself a great favor.
While allergy tests are a good way to determine which allergens will affect you, these tests cannot determine how much those allergens will affect you. The test that you take might tell you what spores you will have a reaction to. However, that spore may only result in a mild reaction or you might not have a reaction at all.
There are many medications available to treat allergies, but medication works different for everyone. Therefore, ask for a sample from your doctor or buy a trial size pack of antihistamines to see if it is one right for you. If that product doesn’t minimize your symptoms, then you can try the next one, and you won’t have wasted much money.
Rather than staying holed up in your home because you can’t go anywhere without experiencing symptoms, develop a coping strategy to deal with your allergy symptoms. Educating yourself about treating symptoms is the initial step. The next steps is managing symptoms. Keep these concepts close at hand so that allergies no longer control your life.