Do you avoid activity, play, pets and everything else under the sun in an effort to keep your allergies under control? Stop living a life so restricted by allergies! Learn what you can do to alleviate the dreadful symptoms that prevent you from participating in life with the following article.
Remove all pet hair from upholstery by vacuuming at least once a week. There are some vacuums available with a pet hair attachment that is better at picking up pet hair. Don’t allow your pets on your furniture to avoid any build-up of dander or hair in the future.
Slow down. When you find yourself dealing with pet allergies, you may initially be distraught and think you have to give up a beloved pet. The truth is there are many ways to deal with this type of problem without losing your loved one. Talk to a medical professional to see what options you have.
If you suffer from allergies, change your pillowcase regularly, at least once a week. A pillowcase harbors dander and dust, which can trigger allergy symptoms. Since your face is directly in contact with a pillowcase for several hours a day, having one that triggers your symptoms will make you feel miserable. Wash your pillowcases in hot water, and change them out regularly.
It may be tempting to move elsewhere to try to avoid the allergens that are causing your allergies. When this thought crosses your mind, remember that the most common allergy causing plants (grass and ragweed) are found everywhere. So a move to a different climate may not help your situation.
Car exhaust is an allergen, so if you have a garage that is attached to your home, you should pull your car out of it before letting it run. This is because car exhaust can make its way into your home, even if you have the garage door wide open.
During peak allergy times, take off your contact lenses and wear your glasses instead. When eyes become irritated, contacts make the problem worse. They trap allergens in the eye and contribute to the itchy, watery feeling that often means allergy season is in full force. If you must wear contacts, take them out regularly and rinse them with saline solution.
Hopefully, this article has opened your eyes to the many things you can do to take control over allergies and stop being a slave to their symptoms. With a little research and diligence, you should soon have more doors in life open to you that allergies were keeping closed. Enjoy!