Almost everyone suffers from some type of allergy. Some people are allergic to common things, like pet dander or shrimp, while others are allergic to more exotic items. The one thing that all allergy sufferers deal with, however, is inconvenience. This article provides some allergy tips on how to overcome these annoyances.
Even when people try to avoid the things that cause their allergic reactions, they might not be aware of conditions in their environment that can worsen their symptoms. Smoking, aerosol sprays, pollution, fumes, and humidity all can cause increases in the symptoms for people who suffer from allergies and should be monitored.
If you participate in outdoor activities like camping, jogging or team sports, you may need to wash your workout clothes or uniform more frequently than usual– after every time you wear it, if possible. Some people who are especially sensitive may even become irritated by grass stains, sweat or dirt on their clothing.
Check the pollen levels for the area. During allergy season, these are usually broadcast on the local news for the day. Make sure you watch the weather so you know how bad your allergies might be for the day, or if you should pack some allergy medicine with you for the day.
When you exercise and where you do so can affect your allergies. You breathe deeper and harder as you continue to exercise. Completing your fitness routine indoors can decrease the amount of allergens you inhale; it also helps to workout during times in which pollen levels are lowest.
Bathrooms are a common source of mold, which can trigger itching and irritation in allergy sufferers. Running an overhead exhaust fan while taking a hot bath or shower reduces moisture in the air and helps to prevent the growth of mold. Wash bath mats and hand towels frequently with hot water.
While driving to school or work during a peak allergy season, set your vehicle’s air-conditioning unit to “recirculate.” This setting cleans and cools the air without drawing in pollen or spores from outside. Whenever you take your car in for an oil change, ask the mechanic to replace your air filter as well.
Pay attention to the pollen count reports. Since pollen counts report how many grains of pollen were counted in a specific area, over a specific time frame, they could be used to determine how much pollen is floating around in the air on the given day. This could be used to determine how much time you might want to spend outside.
If you have a dog or cat that goes outside, make sure to wash him or her as often as possible. Outdoor animals tend to bring in all kinds of things from outside, and pollen is just one of the things they carry. Make sure to clean your pet; if possible, have someone else clean your pet to avoid an allergy attack.
By learning quick life-hacks, you can turn an annoying allergy attack into nothing more than a 2 minute inconvenience. While it is true that you probably won’t be able to remove allergies from your life, you can learn ways to make it much easier to live with them, on a day-to-day basis.