Allergy: What to watch out for?

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If every year allergies are the first visitors of the spring, it is time to do something to avoid this unpleasant visitor! Allergy in the eyes, allergic rhinitis, rashes in the body, difficulty in breathing and intense coughing! Do these look familiar to you? If so, maybe it’s time to arm yourself against them!

What to avoid in allergy?

Even if you have noticed an allergy to certain substances, when we are in a period where our allergies are on the rise, for example, in the spring, we become more sensitive and we may experience allergic symptoms in foods or substances that have not been affected before. The most common allergens are:

  • Pollen and apiculture products e.g. propolis, honey etc.
  • Nuts, mainly peanuts
  • Seafood and mainly shellfish e.g. shrimps, crayfish and others.
  • Egg
  • Dust
  • Mites

Regarding food, limit for a period of time the most common allergenic foods or avoid eating too much of them.

Regarding dust and mites, be sure to clean the house thoroughly. However, avoid shake the dust off lids and covers yourself, as you will inhale directly the released dust. Instead, ask someone else to help you or lay them on the balcony or somewhere outdoors to “get air”.

To remove the mites from your mattresses, there are now special repellent sprays that you can easily find.

Avoid strong detergents

The intense odors of detergents you use in your everyday life, aggravate your sensitivity and may trigger some allergic reaction. So prefer mild, ecological cleaners or try some homemade recipe. You will often be surprised by their effectiveness. Nowadays you will find them easily on the internet and they are usually based on ingredients that we all have at home, such as soda, white vinegar etc.

Close doors and windows!

When your allergy knocks on your door, do not open! Open doors and windows along with cool air bring many allergenic factors such as flower pollen, dust, aromas of blooming flowers and trees. Of course we do not mean to never air the house, just limit this on spring days with intense blooming and air.

Rinse the nature off you!

Every time you return home, you carry with you not only the fatigue but also many allergenic factors from the outside world. The best thing to do is leave your shoes on the door and take a shower. This will quickly remove allergens from your skin and hair. Also change your clothes – ideally use different outfit indoors and outdoors and try to keep them in different drawers / cupboards depending on the category.

Drink!

Not alcohol! Drink more water, tea and fresh juices, especially if you suffer from allergic rhinitis. This will make the mucus more fluid and easier to remove. Hot drinks have the advantage of steam, which facilitates our breathing! As for alcohol, limit it as it may weaken your system.

When does the allergy become dangerous?

Often an allergy can become dangerous. If you have difficulty in breathing, you feel your glands or some other part of your body swell violently go to a hospital quickly, call an ambulance or even the police if you are somewhere alone.

If your allergies often visit you or have already experienced an allergic shock, visit an allergist to make special allergy tests and help you overcome your problem.

How can I prevent allergy?

There are now many dietary supplements that will help you prepare for such a period and prevent allergic asthma or other allergy symptoms. The most common are quercetin, bromelain, butterbur, nettle, luffa, astragalus, vitamin C and zinc. Put foods in your diet that contain them or get some nutritional supplement contains them as their main ingredients the months you get more severe symptoms.

Generally, allergies may occur at any time and are often the result of chronic exposure to products with a strong aroma or occur to people working in areas with many allergens. Avoid what bothers you and follow the above rules even if some of you seem exaggerated. Because prevention is the best treatment!

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Bibliography

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/allergies/prevention/

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