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Everything You Need To Know About Your Allergies Many people who have a cold suffer from watery eyes, constant sneezing and coughing and an itchy throat. Knowing this, you may be horrified to know that allergy sufferers may live with these unpleasant symptoms day in and day out. Use this article to fight the cause of allergies. Be sure to use any allergy medication correctly and according to directions. A decrease in allergy suffering may not be seen until after numerous days of consistent usage of some medicines. If you simply take a pill the first time you sneeze, the treatment will not be effective. Make a point to discuss correct usage with your physician. Learn new ways to cope with stress. Most people are unaware that getting stressed can trigger allergies. If you have asthma, this rule becomes even more important. High stress levels increase the chance that a person will suffer an asthma attack. It is not a cure all for this condition, but it can help lower the frequency and duration of an attack. If you are allergic to latex, be aware that your nurse or doctor might overlook this in your medical chart. Don’t be scared to say something because even light contact with the material could cause a serious, uncomfortable allergic reaction. At different times during the life cycle, people are more susceptible to certain allergens. For instance, food allergies are prevalent in small children, who are just getting their first exposure to different foods. As infants become young children, they become exposed to other protein allergens. Later, they could develop pollen allergies. Just because your child has not shown an allergic reaction to airborne particles before doesn’t mean she or he hasn’t developed a legitimate allergy. Dust your home at least once a week. Dusting can lower the amount of airborne allergens in your home significantly. Do it every week instead of letting visible dust accumulations develop. Depending on the severity and the frequency of the symptoms you experience from an allergen, you may find that it’s a lot easier to simply treat the symptoms rather than the allergen. Ways to accomplish this are to carry drops if your eyes are always dry, or wear a nose strip to bed every night if evening congestion is a problem. People who usually get scratchy throats can gargle salt water, too. A great tip to help with allergies is to increase your intake of vitamin C. The vitamin itself works to strengthen immunities and functions as a natural form of antihistamine. For good protection against allergies, be sure to take at least 1000 mg of vitamin C daily. Also, foods with a high Omega-3 content help control allergies. Allergies can lead to post-nasal drip, causing a sore or irritated throat. A natural treatment for sore throats, and a possible substitute for medications, is gargling with salt water. Mix warm water with table salt. Gargle it without swallowing. This can help soothe your irritated throat.


Avoiding certain foods are an option for those that suffer from allergies. But, other kinds of allergies, like those that are triggered by pollen, are more difficult to manage. Keep the above tips in mind, and see if they can help ease your symptoms and get back to a normal life.

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