Kicking allergy worries to the curb: How to stay in control

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Kicking allergy worries to the curb: How to stay in control

For anyone with an allergy, there comes a point when you feel like giving up. You’re sick and tired of allergies getting in the way of plans with friends, holidays, dates, and the constant irritation they bring. You want to scream, and the only reason you don’t is you know it won’t make a difference to your symptoms. Your eyes will keep itching, your nose will keep running, your stomach will keep bloating, and you’ll keep having to cancel plans. That is until you take a stand and do something about this annoyance.

Almost 20% of allergy patients struggle daily with the fear of a possible asthma attack, anaphylactic shock, or even death from an allergy. But having an allergy doesn’t mean you have to suffer from it. While many allergies are severe, and a simple trip to the pharmacy won’t stop them, there are behavioural changes, medical techniques, and ways to educate yourself so you no longer feel like your allergies are in control.

Educate yourself

It’s surprising how many people don’t know the ins and outs of their own allergy. However, the internet might not always be the best place to learn, considering it’s full of myths. But if you want to master your allergy, you’ll need to sift through the false information and get to the facts. One of the best ways to do this is to take direction from a professional allergist. Ask your allergy doctor for reputable sources and information regarding your allergy and any advice they can give. As experts in the field, they can give you helpful tips to make sure you know all you need to know to stay safe and live the life you want. 

Seek expert advice

While there isn’t a cure for allergies, there are more and more treatments available to help treat them. You might not know of some advanced treatments including immunotherapy, sublingual immunotherapy, or anti-IGE treatment. These treatments have changed many people’s lives, giving them relief from the symptoms of even severe allergies. To find out if there are more advanced treatments available for your allergy, you’ll need to talk to an allergy consultant who is an expert in treating allergies. 

Those with severe allergies may never know the luxury of being able to do things on a whim, like catching flights and visiting random restaurants that catch your eye on the high street. You must plan ahead. But this doesn’t mean life has to be boring. Most people wish they were more organised because it helps you to make time for friends and families, not waste time, and experience new things without feeling rushed or stressed. 

Sometimes, changing your mindset can be as good as changing your lifestyle to live a fulfilling life with an allergy. But medical treatment and advice is the best way to change your life and stay in control of your allergies. Get in touch with one of the consultants at London Allergy and Immunology Centre today on 0203 143 3449.

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