Allergies can really be depressing. In America alone, over 45 million people are already detected with nasal allergies. There are various treatments available for allergy symptoms, one of them are the over-the-counter medicines which are usually prescribed by doctors. However, if these treatments, do not seem to be enough, one thing you have to remember, though, is to consult with your doctor first once you learn that you have some allergy symptoms.
Pollens and molds are just some of the allergens that can cause allergies when outside. The natural air that we breathe often contains floaters which can pollute the air. Trees, grass and weeds are the sources of pollen while the source of molds are the rotting wood and leaves that usually fall off the ground. Molds are also inside and outside our homes; they usually usually stay in dark and moist places.
The body can naturally produce chemicals that cause the allergy symptoms and these are the leukotriens and histamine. Medicines which are prescribed by the doctor for allergies usually prevent the body from producing these chemicals as a means to stop the symptoms.
Allergy medicines provide the patient a measure of relief from these symptoms. However, these drugs usually come in various forms; they can be through liquid form, pills or sprays. The spray form is usually used and placed inside the nostrils. Remember though that some allergy medications can make you sleepy while some can make you drowsy as these medicines block off the histamine.
When doctors give you a prescription, it is best to always check the labels to see what the ingredients are and the dosage that must be taken. This is because these drugs usually have side effects. These are just mild side effects like headache, upper respiratory infection and sore throat. If you think that the side affects you feel is not ordinary or do not go away, you have to see the doctor immediately.
Allergy shots can help you have relief from the symptoms of allergies. The doctor will usually have you tested to determine what is causing the allergy. When he learns what it is that is causing the allergy, he can then give you a sequence of shots. Shots are usually given in a one-year period with gradual increases in the dosage of the shots as time goes on.
There are various ways you can help yourself be relieved from the symptoms of allergies, you can try turning the fan off so that the air from outside will not be bought in. Turn your air conditioner on and close your windows when you are at home or inside your car. It is also important to regularly take a shower or bath to get rid of the pollen and mold that accumulate on your skin and in your hair, for sure you will have a nicer sleep and will not be bothered by the symptoms at all.
Always tune in to your local news, weather channel, newspaper or the internet to learn when pollen and mold is at the highest in your place in order to find relief.
Once you learn that the pollen is high, you can consider taking a vacation for a while to stay away from the pollen if possible. Pollen is usually at its worst during the morning so if you are planning to go out, do so in the afternoon to avoid them. Once you know when pollen is going to “attack”, you can be sure that you will have the best nights and days as we will be better able to plan.
Make sure that you are ready and a step ahead of the high pollen season, as well as the mold season. Make sure that you have your medicines on hand and you know the time when to take them before the season gets in. You also have to make sure that you have on hand some quick fix medication, for emergency and surprising attacks. It is better to be prepared since conditions like this can attack unexpectedly.
There are so many things that you can do to be relieved from such symptoms of allergy; for one thing, you can go to your doctor for some advice. Check out the health department as well as the Internet for some tips in coping with with the allergies.