It can make us completely miserable. Allergies are a common thing, and while some allergies disappear as we get older, some stay with us for life. Allergies can interfere with your quality of life, so let's look at subtle approaches that you may want to consider if it's now got to the point where allergies are just too much.
Blowing Allergies Away!
Are The Allergies In Your Home?
This is the first place to start. Look at your home, and see if there are little things that are causing a build-up of allergen. For example, mold, dust mites, or pet dander. If your symptoms stick around when you are at home, it could very well be due to allergens in the air. If you have an HVAC system, and you haven't cleaned it for a while, an HVAC company could help with this. However, if you have a lot of carpet in the home, and the vacuum is not very strong, it could be as simple as you getting a stronger vacuum, and getting rid of the dust mites that are stuck in the carpet. Reducing allergens is about reducing where allergens can live. Removing carpets, and also addressing any dampness in the property could make a big difference.
The best place to begin is to get an antihistamine. When we have allergies, the level of histamine rises in our body, which is why we start sneezing and have itchy eyes. An antihistamine could be enough to reduce the symptoms. You could also look into getting allergy shots. Allergy shots could control symptoms or allergies to pollen, mold, and even stinging insects. Additionally, nasal corticosteroids, commonly known as nasal sprays, could reduce swelling in the nasal passages to relieve symptoms of sneezing and runny noses.
The most important step anybody can take is to avoid the trigger. However, this is not always practical. But there are many things you can do to determine the particular causes of an allergy. You could keep a diary so you are aware of when certain symptoms arise. For example, your allergy may arise from an intolerance to foods. You could undertake an elimination diet to determine the root cause or causes.
Do Allergies Go Away?
Some people outgrow allergies, especially if they are developed during childhood. If you have any concerns that your children are being exposed to allergens then the approach might not be to avoid it completely. It certainly is not pleasant in adults, but experts suggest that with small exposures to an allergen, an individual could develop a tolerance. It's also important to note that adults can develop an allergy at any time in their life.
Locating the source of your allergy is understandably crucial, but it is not something you should have to live with. There is no cure for allergies as it sounds, but with the right combination of methods, including avoiding triggers, and having the right forms of medicine, could make a significant difference to your quality of life.