Four steps to improving allergy symptoms

Improving allergy symptoms

Four steps to improving allergy symptoms

Whether it’s an allergy to food, dust, or pollen, allergies can make life miserable for so many of us. They can vary wildly from mild skin reactions and stomach problems to full-blown anaphylactic shock. Before these symptoms take over your life, coping strategies are there to help you get on with your day and get the most out of life. Here are just a small handful of useful tips to help you cope.

Check the pollen count in your area

This tip is particularly important for those with dust and pollen allergies. Use apps or websites to keep an eye on the pollen count in your area every day. Even if it’s a beautiful day, when the pollen count is high, make sure you keep windows and doors closed to protect your indoor air. Your body will thank you for it.

Know your indoor triggers

There are plenty of triggers other than pollen and dust that can mess with your allergies and cause symptoms. Factors like dust mites, pet dander, and mould can make allergies worse.

Regularly cleaning can help minimise these potential triggers in your home. If your home has a damp problem, investing in a dehumidifier will help keep symptoms and breathing difficulties under control.

Give your diet a health kick

It should come as no surprise that a healthy diet leaves your body running much more efficiently. A high intake of antioxidant nutrients, from fresh fruit and vegetables, is associated with a reduction in seasonal allergies in both children and adults. Even then, it’s a good habit to get into, allergies or not!

The importance of consulting an allergist

Depending on your situation, it can be very easy to misdiagnose your symptoms and cover them up with over-the counter-solutions. The problem with this is it fails to address the cause of the symptoms and, if left untreated, may get worse or cause other problems.

There are potentially many reasons why these symptoms have suddenly turned up. A professional diagnosis can give you the peace of mind and direction to make sure you’re doing everything you can to minimise and prevent these symptoms.

We know how hard juggling allergies with your daily life can be. No one wants that inconvenience. But hopefully our tips help you make things that little bit easier.

If you want to find more ways to improve your daily life, you could consider getting in touch with one of our consultants who can provide the most effective treatments for your allergies. All you need to do is call 02031 433 449 to book an appointment.


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