How technology can help you manage your allergies

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How technology can help you manage your allergies

Technology is a modern-day miracle and makes so many aspects of our lives easier. Whether you’re ordering something on Amazon through your Alexa or sending friends your location through WhatsApp, it’s made life so much more convenient.

So it should be no surprise that there’s technology out there to help you manage your allergies. Some of these might seem obvious, but there’s a chance you never thought about how they could help. Of course, they can never replace proper medication or doctor’s advice. But let’s look at some examples of technology helping us with allergies.

Apps

There’s an app for everything these days. So which could you use to help with any allergies you might have? First up is a weather app. Take your pick of which one you want, but in this case, you’ll want one with a pollen tracker. This is useful for anyone with seasonal allergies as you’ll be able to see what the day has in store for you. You can use this to decide if you’ll go out or even open your windows.

If you have a food allergy, there are apps that let you scan barcodes to see what they contain. This would work great while doing your weekly shopping and allow you to be a bit more adventurous. It might also be a good idea to have an app that can help you find the nearest hospitals in an emergency, along with other features such as contacting emergency contacts and translating food allergies into different languages.

Air purifiers

Air purifiers do what they say on the tin. They extract the bad parts of the air and pump out something much cleaner. But if you want an air purifier that helps with your allergies, make sure it has the right kind of filter.

Carbon-based filters are more suited for extracting odours, working less well on airborne particles. For that, you’ll want a HEPA, UV, or ion filter. They tend to catch particles such as pollen, dust, dander, and mold – all of which are common allergy culprits. Do your research before you buy one to make sure it suits your needs.

Hypoallergenic tech

Some hypoallergenic tech works well in the bedroom. Specifically, mattresses and bedding. Allergen particles can get trapped in normal bedding and mattresses, making night time an aggravating one for allergies. Hypoallergenic versions are more tightly woven, closing the gaps that particles might hide in.

Considering how close these are to your body and face, it could be the perfect way to keep these allergens away from you. It should help you sleep a lot better.

You don’t always have to suffer with your allergies. Any of these options could make your life more convenient. While they can’t be used as a solution, they can be used in tandem with traditional treatments to make life easier. Do your research, make the right choice, and ask your doctor if you’re unsure. 

If you ever have any allergy concerns, get in touch with one of our allergy specialists. We’ll talk you through any symptoms and help you manage your condition. You can reach us on 02031 433 449.

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