TIP OF THE MONTH
Allergies affect two out of every 10 Americans.
Because there are countless amounts of triggers that cause allergic reactions,
it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact allergen; but treating these
allergies may not be as difficult.
First, you should learn to identify the common symptoms of an allergic
reaction. Common symptoms of an allergic
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Itchy, watery nose
- Feeling tired or ill
- Hives ( a rash with raised, red patches)
Most symptoms of an allergic reaction go away
shortly after the exposure to the allergen stops. For allergies that are more persistent, it
may be helpful to treat with medications.
Medications that can be used to treat allergies include:
- Corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory
- Allergy shots ( immunotherapy)
A few other natural ways to keep your allergy
symptoms at bay are:
- Wearing natural fabrics like cotton
which attract less pollen.
- Washing your hair before bed, that way
the pollen collected during the day won’t rub off on your pillow.
- Using the “re-circulate” option in your
car instead of the vent, which may let in pollen.
- Drying your clothes in a clothes dryer,
not on an outdoor line.
If you would like more information on allergies or
how to treat them, visit the Gable Health Center and check out these helpful
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