Monday, March 31, 2014




Your nose itches, your eyes are runny, you sneeze complain about your allergies. You feel like you have a cold that lasts all year long.

There are as many things to be allergic to as there are individuals on this planet, so allergies are need to be handled on a one-to-one basis. However, many allergies are caused by things in our daily environment.

The spring type of allergic reaction is often due to tree pollens (eg oak, elm, maple); summer type, to grass pollens (eg timothy, sweet vernal, orchard) and weed pollens (eg sheep’s sorrel, English plantain);the autumn type, to weed pollens (eg ragweed).

  • Air- condition house. If your windows are open the same things that bother you outside are now inside.
  • Install an air cleaner; it will take the pollen particles out of the air.
  • Try an over-the-counter antihistamine without factor that can make you sleepy (ask advice from your pharmacist.
  • Isolate pets. If they have the run of the house, at least keep pets out of the bedroom.
  • A diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains and yoghurt will aid in reducing the irritability and insomnia.
  • Avoid sugar, tobacco, coffee and chocolate as sometimes these products contribute an additional silent allergic factors.
  • Pinpoint the offender and then take measure to reduce your exposure.
  • Remove carpeting, as it is the perfect home for dust mites and moulds.
  • Use synthetic pillows because they can be washed in hot water.
  • Wash other bedding frequently, include the mattress pad.
  • Watercress is said to aid in resisting allergic attack, so add some to salads and sandwiches.
  • Bananas are also said to contain chemical which aid in building resistance to allergens: try eating one or two a day.