Three simple things you can be doing to keep your allergies in check

keep your allergies in check

Three simple things you can be doing to keep your allergies in check

Allergies can have a significant impact on our lives. Sometimes, it feels like no matter what we do, we can’t control them. No matter how many antihistamines we take, or how many times a day we use our eye drops, it can feel like we’re stuck with our symptoms.

There are many treatments or preventative measures that are too expensive, too difficult, or that just don’t fit our lifestyle. So with that in mind, here are three simple things you can do to help you control your allergies.

Understand your allergies

Allergies can be complicated. It can look like you’re allergic to one thing, and then it turns out you’re allergic to something else. Understanding your allergies will put you on the right path to treating them properly. How can you treat an allergic reaction when you don’t know the cause?

The easiest way to know for sure what you’re allergic to is to get an allergy test. The skin prick test is the most common test. But there are several available. Knowing the cause of your symptoms makes your allergies easier to pretreat.

Getting off to a good start

It’s always best to fight your allergies before they begin. That’s why knowing what your allergies are and keeping your house clean are good first steps. It helps prevent you from having your allergies set off in the first place. The general rule is “the sooner the better”.

Pretreating is the idea that you medicate before symptoms occur, but consult your GP before you take any medication. They will be able to tell you which are right for you and how you should use them. In the meantime, do what you can around your house to keep you allergy free.

Allergy-proof your home

If you suffer from an allergy to pet dander, dust mites, or pollen, then some intensive spring cleaning could do the trick. Regularly vacuuming, dusting, and – in the case of hay fever – keeping windows shut, can help tame your symptoms. Be sure to check the label of any products you use because heavily scented cleaners can make symptoms worse

If you have an allergy to mould, investing in a dehumidifier and opening doors and windows for air circulation will help. There are many things you can do around the home to control your symptoms and prevent the cause of it from getting worse; these are just a few.

These simple tips will help you prevent your allergies from spiralling this year. The sooner you begin to understand and treat your allergies, the better.

Take the first step to controlling your allergies this year. Book an allergy test with Allergy Clinic London now on 02031 433 449.

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