How to get rid of allergies

July 13, 2010 by  
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An “allergy” is a sensitivity to something that normally do not rise any health problems. When the body
attempt to escape “allergen (foreign substance), experience the sensation of sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, rhinorrhea and itching. Classical allergens include animal dandruff, pollen, dust mites and molds.

The medical term for symptoms of nasal allergies is “allergic rhinitis (“rhinitis”comes from the word ” Rhine “, from Ancient Greek, meaning nose, and “itis”meaning inflammation).

Seasonal allergic rhinitis describes nasal allergies that change with the seasons because of plant pollen. In these people, symptoms come and go depending on the pollen of certain trees and weeds. Their pollen levels can vary from day to day, depending on factors including weather.

Tips to cope with allergies

* Try to stay inside your house between 5 am and 10 am.
* After you’ve been outside, change your clothes and make a quick shower.
* Keep windows closed.
* Use air conditioning and change filters often.
* Do not smoke in the house. Cigarette smoke is irritating and may intensify symptoms of allergies.
* When driving, keep windows closed and use air conditioning (set to recirculation) to reduce exposure to pollen.

How to cope mold

You can reduce exposure to mold by monitoring the level of increase in house, avoiding places where they grow and reducing activities that can arouse their spores. Here’s what to do to reduce exposure to mold allergens:

Outside:

* Avoid areas such as – basements, garages, barns, stacks of wood.
* In the garden, avoid activities that increase exposure to pollens and molds, such as mowing, digging … If you must do these things, wear a filter pollens and molds mask.

Inside:

* Keep humidity in the house at a lower level of 50% to discourage mold growth. If humidity is high, use air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Also consider installing a dehumidifier in the basement or other closed areas.
* Do not leave wet laundry in the washer sit for long
* Clean the fridge regularly
* Clean shower curtain with substance to destroy and prevent mold.
* Reduce the number of houseplants as soil encourages mold growth.
* Open curtains to allow sunlight to enter the house.
* Avoid using pillows, mattresses and furniture filled with foam, as sweat can mold them. Choose objects labeled “hypoallergenic”
* If you use a humidifier, follow manufacturer’s instructions closely and carefully clean on a regular basis. If the humidifier has traces of mold, mold spores can spread into the air we breathe.

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