How to Keep Seasonal Allergies/Asthma Under Control
Imagine waking up on a brisk fall morning, stretching out your arms, looking out at the beautiful colors, taking a deep breath and ... feeling miserable? Many people don’t associate fall with seasonal allergies and asthma as much as they do with summer, but it can be just as bad for allergy sufferers—if not worse! In many cases, sinus and allergy medication may be the best solution. Good allergy medication can make a big difference.
There are also things you can do on your own to keep the uncomfortable and irritating effects of allergies and asthma under control this season.
Let’s take a look at a few things you can do around your house and a few lifestyle changes you can make this season to feel your best as the temperatures start to turn—because everyone deserves to go apple picking without feeling like they can’t breathe!
Keep Your House (and Yourself) Clean
Things like pollen, ragweed, and even pet dander can stick to just about any surface. Whether they get on you, your furniture, or clothing or just disperse around the air in your home, these allergens can make you miserable. Aside from taking allergy and sinus relief medication, one of the best things you can do is to make sure your house is as clean as possible.
Vacuum your floors frequently, especially if you have carpet. Cleaning furniture (especially if you have pets) is also something that should be done regularly. If you find that your breathing problems get worse at night or in the morning, try changing out your bed sheets and cleaning them at least once a week and, when you come inside after being out for a while, change your clothes and take a shower.
Keeping your air clean is equally important. Many allergy and asthma sufferers benefit from installing an air purifier with a HEPA filter, designed to trap particles/allergens and keep them from getting in the air.
Eat a Healthy Diet
The old saying goes that you are what you eat, but did you know that what you eat can have an impact on asthma and allergies?
Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet is one of the best ways to combat allergies from the inside out. The stronger your body and your immune system are, the better. There are foods that can make your symptoms worse, and foods that can make them better.
Things like alcohol, sugar, processed foods, and even coffee can have a negative impact on your allergy symptoms. Foods that increase mucus production, such as dairy products, can also make your symptoms worse.
On the other hand, spicy foods, vegetables, and foods rich in probiotics can help to improve your allergy symptoms. It’s also important to drink plenty of liquids, as they’ll help with inflammation and problems with your respiratory system.
Reduce Your Stress
Stress can be a nasty culprit that contributes to a lot of different health problems. Unfortunately, that often includes allergy or asthma flare-ups.
While stress doesn’t cause allergies, it can make your symptoms much worse. When your body is under stress, it releases more histamine. When this hormone gets into your bloodstream, it can make allergy flare-ups even worse.
It’s impossible to avoid stress completely, but find a few things you can do to reduce your stress levels, and your allergy symptoms won’t be as severe. For some people, that might include something as simple as taking a daily walk. For others, things like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can make all the difference.
Get Medical Help
If you still struggle with allergies and/or asthma, a good allergy medication can help. Allergy and sinus medication over the counter can help to alleviate some of your symptoms and allow you to enjoy the fall season to its fullest—as well as the rest of the year!
You don’t have to suffer from a runny nose, sneezing, inflammation, or trouble breathing. At Hargraves Online Healthcare, you can find the medication you need for fast relief. Visit our online store today, and start breathing easier this fall!