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Living With Allergies

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Allergies can be very frustrating for the millions of people living with them. People can suffer allergies to thousands of everyday things, from pets to food, and it can be challenging to handle the, sometimes debilitating, symptoms that come with them. Today we want to share with you some top tips to make living with allergies more comfortable. 

Possible Symptoms of Allergies

Allergies can present themselves in different ways to different people.

The type of allergy that you have can also dictate the symptoms that you have.

This is a handy guide for narrowing down which allergy you might have, as it lists potential symptoms and their possible causes. 

Allergies will typically cause unpleasant effects such as a blocked, stuffy nose, itchy watery eyes, sneezing and a runny nose. You might then have further symptoms such as headaches, skin reactions and shortness of  breath. 

Ensure you understand your allergies

If you suspect that you might be experiencing an allergic reaction, this is always the best place to begin controlling your allergies. 

In order to successfully treat them and avoids potential triggers, you will need to know what you are allergic to.

You might already have a hunch or have managed to narrow it down, when you have suffered symptoms, but it is well worth pinning down the exact allergens that affect you. 

You can get a home allergy test, which will test for nearly 300 potential allergens, to help you to properly understand your allergies. 

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Minimise your exposure to allergens

Now that you know what you are reacting to, you will want to minimise your exposure to it.

In some cases, this might be as easy as not eating certain foods or avoiding pigs, but it isn’t always easy to stay away from your allergy triggers.

Sometimes you might not be able to completely avoid your allergens, but you might be able to mitigate against it affecting you too greatly.

For example, if you are allergic to grass pollen, avoid cutting your own lawn and keep windows closed when grass is being mown.

Get the right treatment

Now that you understand what you are up against, and have done all you can to minimise your exposure to the allergens that affect you, you can ensure that you get the right treatment. 

There are now plenty of medications available to you to reduce or eradicate your allergy symptoms. You might need to try a few different options to find the one that suits you best and helps you to live with your allergy.

If you suffer from severe reactions, ensure that you seek medical advice and always wear an alert bracelet. 

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