Common Allergies And Tips on How to Get Rid of Them

Posted by Qarah ICT on July 15th, 2021

As we approach the allergy season, a lot of individuals are searching for tips on how to get rid of allergies. If you suspect allergies, the first thing you should do is to have an allergy test. This test is usually done at a practice that offers medical ancillary services or at the office of an Allergy and Immunology doctor. A medical assistant or nurse often carries out this test, and the doctor interprets the results. When your allergy test has been completed, you will get a better idea of what is triggering your symptoms. Then you can now take the necessary steps to prevent allergy symptoms and learn how to get rid of them.

You may be asking what an allergy is. Allergy is basically an unnatural immune reaction to a normal benign substance (whether animals, insects, plants or food) that your body thinks is dangerous and harmful. These substances is known as allergens. This article talks about some common allergies and tips on how to get rid of them.

As your body comes in contact with allergens, a chemical called histamine is released from your body into the bloodstream, which causes inflammation to destroy what it thinks is an intruder into the body. Oftentimes, Allergic reactions can be so severe and may become fatal.

What are some of the common allergies? Such allergies include substances as:

  • Pollen
  • Latex
  • Mold
  • Pets/animal hair
  • Food

Studies have shown that pollen is the number one allergen in the US and the most common allergy during seasonal allergy months. Pollen comes from plants (herbs, trees and flowers) and spreads like wildfire through the air. The time you will find pollen is during the summer and spring when most plants boom into life.

Latex is another common allergy. The problem here is the protein in the latex rubber, which usually leads to an immediate reaction.

Mold is an annoying tiny fungus that loves to grow in warm, moist, dark places. Mold releases what we call spores into the air, and when touched or inhaled, they can cause inflammation and bring on an allergic reaction. Your house must be routinely checked for mold, especially if you live in a humid climate.

Having talked about some of the common allergies, you should know that getting tested to knowing your allergy is the first step – that is, going for an in-office allergy testing. Contrary to popular belief, there is hope for you to get rids of your allergies.

The next step is to avoid things that give you allergic reactions. This step may sound simple but can be complicated when it involves allergens like food. Modifying your environment can help in getting rid of allergies. Keeping an allergy diary can help to learn what to avoid. If peradventure you have mold in your house, make sure it is well cleaned out. As for being allergic to house pets, you can research allergy-friendly pets that you can own.

Last but not least is to get treatment. Take medicine prescribed by the doctor every day. If you discover that you will come in contact with any allergens, it is advisable to take your medicine beforehand to lessen the situation.

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