In the United States, we spend about 90% of our time outdoors, yet over 50% of us have allergies! The symptoms that are caused by allergies only sound minor to those who are fortunate enough not to deal with the problem. If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know what a constant hassle the symptoms can be. The article below will teach you how to treat allergy symptoms so you can live a normal life.
If you can, do not put large rugs or carpeting in your home. Carpeting cannot be kept totally clean, and the carpet fibers will hold onto dust, dander, pollen, dust mites and other items known to irritate allergy sufferers. Instead, use flooring such as tile or hardwood that can be easily mopped.
Be sure to wash thoroughly before you lay down for the night. Pollen gathers on the skin and in your hair. This can cause allergy symptoms while you sleep. As long as you have a quick wash, you will have few problems with allergies.
Dust mites are a very difficult allergen to control. Like their name describes, they live in pillows and mattresses feeding on flakes of skin. Eww! If you want to get rid of these little buggers, make sure that you consistently clean your bedding, carpet and clothing. Be sure to wash your bedding weekly in hot water to kill off dust mites.
Although skin tests are good in identifying allergens, it’s impossible to use the test’s results in predicting the severity of a person’s allergic reaction when it comes to those substances. You may learn from the test that pollen is an allergen that affects you. You could suffer from a mild allergic reaction and not notice it.
As mentioned at the start of this article, most Americans spend a lot of time outdoors even though more than half of us suffer from some kind of allergy. Hopefully, this article has given you useful information so you can better manage your allergies, whether indoors or outdoors.