Thursday, March 8, 2018

Identifying Common Allergies and Dealing With Them

We’ve almost all experienced the symptoms allergies at some point in our lives or another. It really isn’t all too pleasant. Depending on the cause, the symptoms can often vary, but generally, you will feel itchy, have a blocked nose, or watery and itchy eyes. There are steps that you can take to reduce the impact that allergies have on you and your ability to engage with day to day life. For some, you can take steps towards eliminating the source of the allergy from your life. Others are caused by irritants that are relatively unavoidable, but the symptoms can be alleviated with special practices or treatments. Here are a few of the most common allergies and how best to deal with them.



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Pet Hair
If you notice that you start sneezing or have a runny nose or eyes after you’ve been playing with a cat or dog, chances are that you have some sort of pet hair allergy. While you can take antihistamines, or make use of nasal sprays and bronchodilators to reduce the discomfort of symptoms, you should reduce your exposure to the majority of animals. This doesn’t necessarily mean having to wave goodbye to dreams of having a pet of your own though. There are plenty of hypoallergenic breeds out there. For cats, you’re limited to sphynx cat, which has no fur, but breeds such as the Cornish Rex, Russian Blue, and Bengal are said to be relatively hypoallergenic too. For dogs, look for curly haired breeds, such as Bichon Frise, Poodles, and breeds that are crossed with either of these dogs. Bichons and poodles do not shed fur, and many of the pups produced when cross-breeding with these dogs won’t shed either!

Dust
Dust is one of the most common allergies, yet so many of us are completely unaware that it may well be dust that is triggering their sneezing, stuffy or runny noses, red and itchy eyes, or wheezing. The problem is that a house doesn’t necessarily have to appear unclean to provoke this type of allergy. Dust particles can be invisible to the human eye, yet still have an unpleasant effect on your body. In order to properly diagnose a dust allergy, you will have to visit your GP. They will then be able to tell you what’s going wrong and offer appropriate solutions. These may be allergy shots (otherwise known as subcutaneous immunotherapy), tablets, or other medications. However, there are steps that you can take to reduce the number of dust particles in your property. If you want to find out more, helpful changes to make to your household routine can be found at motherhoodtherealdeal.com!


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Pollen
Another common allergy is pollen. Now, this is a little more difficult to deal with than things like dust and pet hair, as there aren’t many things that you can do to avoid coming into contact with pollen. It is a microscopic grain produced by flowers and transported on the wind. For this one, you’ll simply have to settle for antihistamines until the season ends!

These are just a few different allergies that many people have to learn to cope with throughout their lives. While there are more out there, these are some of the most common, so hopefully, this information will help you tackle them if you ever find yourself suffering from them!

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