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How to Deal with Allergies

Allergies can be a real downer, especially for those that get severe reactions. Food allergies are can be easier to manage because you only have to watch out for what you eat. For people that have pollen allergies, however, it can be a real pain to navigate through your day without getting symptoms like itchy eyes and blocked nose. Here are a couple of ways on how to deal with allergies.

Is it an Allergy?

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First of all, you want to find out if what’s happening to you is even an allergic reaction. People sometimes get confused on whether they are having a reaction or rather if it’s just a cold. If your eyes or throat are itchy, that could indicate that its an allergic reaction. If you still aren’t sure, try researching other symptoms that one can get from allergies. Also, if your symptoms come and go, this may indicate allergies rather than a week-long cold.

Choose the Correct Products

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A lot of products have the word ‘hypoallergenic’ labeled on them. However, this doesn’t mean that they are absolutely able to cure your allergies or alleviate symptoms. You have to make sure that the product you buy really does have a positive effect. Plain or scent-free products are usually safe for people with allergies.

Outdoors

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People with pollen allergies should try their best to stay inside during pollen seasons. Naturally, it’s impossible for you to lock yourself in the house every time the seasons change. However, there are a few tricks and tips you could use to help prevent the horrible sneezing and itching. First of all, if you do plan on going outside for the day, try and list down every task you need to do; this way, you can finish faster. You can also add a HEPA filter into your air conditioner. It’s a good idea to have this filter when you've shut all your windows and need to turn on the air conditioner. Change your clothes when you are in and out of the house as this way, you won’t bring the allergens into your safe place.  

Medicine

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Although medicine can help with your symptoms, it’s best not to rely on them too much. You don’t want to get used to having them and accidentally forget them one day. Try to only use them for emergencies. It is possible that the more you take them, the less effective they will become.

Indoor Relief

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Most people like to stay indoors if they get allergies. This isn't always a good idea. If you do plan on going out for the day, try to go after 10 am. This is usually the best time for those with pollen allergies. If you plan on cleaning your house, try doing it in the morning. This way, the dust in your house has time to settle before you go to sleep at night.

Nowadays, people have all sorts of allergies. Some people are born with allergies, while others develop them growing up. Even though allergies can be very annoying when you're just trying to get through your day, it’s still something that we all have to cope with. Hang in there!

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