Cheap Affordable Ways for Allergy Relief

November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Allergy

Having an allergy can be a very tiring and depressing feeling.  It gets you down and not in the mood to do a lot of things.  For simple attacks you can purchase over the counter medications which are fairly cheap and work quite fast.  Do be aware that the regular ones have a sedative effect, so it is strongly advised that you do not take any of these kinds of medicines if you’re going out for a drive or be doing some activity that requires critical thinking and fast reactions.


There are airborne allergens like molds, dust, pollen, and dust mite feces.  For example, Molds manifest themselves in form of eye irritation, wheezing, nasal stuffiness, rashes, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, and flu like symptoms.  This is actually a difficult thing to diagnose without tests. Molds breed on a humidity level below 40 percent during humid months.  Frequent cleaning of filters of a dehumidifier is necessary.  Open the windows to allow ventilation to properly flow in the house.  Mold allergies can be aggravated by eating of cheese, mushrooms, food with yeast, vinegar, dried fruits, mayonnaise, catsup, chili sauce, pickles products and preserved foods.  Dust mites aren’t really your problem; they feed off dead flakes of human skin.  The problem they do leave behind however is their feces, these are highly allergenic.


General forms of airborne allergens can be avoided by the use of an air purifier.  This machine works by removing contaminants from the air and is equipped with several stages of filters to block out things in the air.


You can also acquire allergies from pets, food, and particular medications.  Freeing yourself from your lovable pet is not a very happy event, but if you have allergic reactions toward it, finding a foster home for your pet may be an option.  Testing for food allergies is done by having a skin test where they subject you to several forms of commonly available food items or ingredients.  They do this by scratching your arm with specific allergens; the result will be a little inflammation and/or itchiness. 


To summarize it all, if you keep your place clean and well ventilated and watch what you eat or take in, you should generally be free of most allergens.  You can now sit in the corner of your lovely house and drink some green tea; this has some soothing and calming effects as well as a natural antihistamine property.


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