With spring just around the corner, many people suffering from an allergy prepare for a hard battle. As medical specialists warn that the pollen count this year is higher than ever, patients with allergies might have a hard time handling their daily tasks. Here is a list of tips and tricks on how to get through the season in one piece.
Maybe the soundest advice any medical specialist can give you is to get yourself tested for allergies. Some patients may suffer from an allergy but they don’t know it yet. It’s better to get tested and find out in time if you suffer from something rather than facing an unpleasant experience.
The second item on the list is when to take your pills. According to the doctors, patients tend to wait too long until taking their allergy medication. The best advice is to take your pills before your symptoms resurface. It’s not really a good idea to wait until the pollen count reaches a maximum limit.
Strolling outside in spring may be a pleasant endeavor, but it’s not a pleasant experience for those suffering from pollen allergies. The doctors recommend that patients should take a quick shower at night, when they arrive home, to make sure that they don’t bring any pollen in the house.
It’s also a good idea to refrain from opening your window ajar to air your room during the days when the pollen count is high. You should rather use the AC unit to cool down your room.
For those of you who are into driving, it’s probably for the best to ride with your window up. Driving with your window down might attract a high quantity of pollen.
Some patients are allergic to grass. If you have this allergy, it’s probably a good idea to ask someone else to mow the grass in your place. Moreover, if you see your neighbors trimming their lawn, head inside to avoid an allergic reaction.
Meal time is an imperative aspect for people suffering from allergies. During this period, try to avoid, as much as humanly possible, eating particular vegetables such as carrots, almonds and apples. Researchers have recently discovered that even red wine can induce an allergic reaction.
Be sure to keep your antihistamine pills close by. Every time you feel like you’re about to have an allergic reaction, take a pill and relax.
One last advice: keep your washing machine clean. Apart from allergens, the inside of your washing machine can harbor other nasty germs such as E. Coli or fungi. Stick to these simple tips and enjoy your spring.