Dealing with Allergies: 5 Tips To Feel Better - Karen Salmansohn

Dealing with Allergies: 5 Tips To Feel Better

Dealing with Allergies
Suffering from an allergy can be very frustrating, especially if you’re dealing with allergies on a day-to-day basis.

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If you’re dealing with allergies…

Whether you’re allergic to dairy or dust, there are plenty of ways to manage and ease the symptoms, allowing you to carry on with your day. Below are some helpful tips to better deal with an annoying allergy!

5 Tips To Help Allergies

1. Remove triggers

If you’re allergic to something like animal dander, the most obvious thing to do is to remove the irritant. Avoiding some triggers is easier than others, however. If you live with someone who has a pet, it can be tricky to avoid it. Taking antihistamines daily can help ease the allergy symptoms if they are not too severe. Furthermore, if you are an animal lover and really want a pet but don’t want to deal with the reactions, there are plenty of animal breeds that are hypo-allergenic. This means they do not shed the particles that you are allergic to.

2. Food alternatives

Foods such as dairy, wheat, nuts, and fish are among some of the most common allergens. This means that there are plenty of food alternatives available, which means you can get the same taste and nutrients without putting your health at risk. Soya and almond dairy alternatives are popular and readily available in milk, cheeses, and yogurts, so you can still get the calcium and vitamins that are present in dairy. Gluten-free bread, pasta, and baked goods taste and feel almost exactly the same as wheat products, and vegetarian replacements, such as tofu, are great to add to your meals.

3. Eye drops

Allergic reactions can include irritated, dry, red and itchy eyes, which can be very painful and distracting. Using eye drops from pataday.myalcon.com  can help soothe these symptoms. They can reduce swelling and watering in the eyes, allowing you to carry on with your day. These drops are frequently prescribed by doctors and can also be available over the counter. Common allergens that cause the eyes to swell are pollen, dust, mold, and animal dander, but this is not an exhaustive list.

4. Tablets

Antihistamines can be taken orally in the form of tablets. This is another common form of allergy management. Tablets can help reduce allergy symptoms such as rashes, hives, itching, and watering eyes and nose. They can also be used to treat cold and flu-like symptoms. There are many different varieties of antihistamine tablets available, so speak to your doctor or pharmacist to work out which ones are right for you.

5. Food diary

If you think you may have a food allergy, it can be really helpful for your doctor if you keep a food diary. Here, you can track everything you eat and detail any reactions or symptoms that follow. This should not be used to diagnose allergies but can give you some sort of idea as to patterns in food and subsequent reactions. Apps are also available to help you track and manage your allergies, reminding you to take medications and allowing you to take note of your symptoms.

This is by no means medical advice, and the best person to consult about your allergies is your doctor. These are just a few pieces of information as to the treatments and management options available to you.

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