Now that winter is bidding a sweet goodbye, here comes the allergy season. Spring may make the world look a tad more beautiful but for the allergy sufferers, the beauty is a curse in disguise. Pollen and dust are at peak during this season and it is time for you, if you have an allergy, to buckle up and stay guarded. To cope with seasonal or common allergies during this allergy season, follow these tips wisely:
Clutter gathers dust and dust causes allergies; by clearing out unnecessary stuff from your home, you can minimise your chances of developing an allergy to dust.
Habits such as leaving clothes on the floor and books on tables is a sure-fire way to build dust levels up in your home.
Regular baths are a must, preferably in warm water, especially at the end of the day. Preferably twice a day because it will help remove any pollen that might have sedimented on your body during the day.
Spring and the beginning of summer are generally the seasons when allergies to dust and pollen are on rise. The symptoms of these allergies are most often sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. Before you start taking medication, however, you should try and find out what you are allergic to, because there is a world of spring /summer allergens out there. The allergy skin test is the most accurate, quickest and cheapest way to find out what you are allergic to, according to Neil Kao, MD, an internal medicine physician specializing in allergy and immunology at the Allergic Disease and Asthma Centre Greenville, S.C.
You may have to live with your allergy, but taking these steps will minimise your discomfort while helping you in the treatment of your allergy symptoms. Good luck!
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