Below is some practical advice that should help you avoid the most common allergens.
One of the biggest causes of allergies are dust mites, which are tiny insects found in household dust. You can limit the number of mites in your home by:
Concentrate your efforts of controlling dust mites in the areas of your home where you spend the most time, such as the bedroom and living room.
It’s not the pet fur that causes an allergic reaction. Instead, it’s flakes of their dead skin, saliva and dried urine. If you can’t permanently remove a pet from the house, you could try:
If you’re visiting a friend or relative with a pet, ask them not to dust or vacuum on the day you’re visiting, as this will stir up the allergens into the air. Taking an antihistamine medicine about an hour before entering a pet-inhabited house can also help reduce your symptoms.
Tiny particles released by moulds can cause an allergic reaction in some people. You can help prevent this by:
By law, food manufacturers must clearly label any foods that contain something that’s known to cause allergic reactions in some people. By carefully checking the label for the list of ingredients, you should be able to avoid an allergic reaction.
People with food allergies most often experience an allergic reaction while eating out at a restaurant. You can avoid this by:
Remember, simple dishes are less likely to contain “hidden” ingredients. If you’re not sure about a dish, don’t risk it
Pollen allergies – more commonly known as Hay Fever – are caused when trees and grasses release pollen into the air. Doctors often call hay fever allergic rhinitis.
Different plants pollinate at different times of the year, so the months that you get hay fever will depend on what sort of pollen(s) you are allergic to. Typically, people are affected during spring (trees) and summer (grasses). To help keep your hay fever under control, you can:
Read More About: Preventing Hay Fever.
If you’ve ever suffered a bad reaction to an insect bite or sting, it’s important to take precautions to minimise your risk.
When you’re outdoors, particularly in the summer, you could:
If you’re at risk of experiencing a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), make sure you carry two adrenaline auto-injectors with you everywhere.
Wearing a MedicAlert or Medi-Tag medallion or bracelet can make others aware of your allergy in an emergency. Consider telling your teachers, work colleagues and friends, so they can give you your adrenaline injection in an emergency, while waiting for an ambulance.
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Source: NHS UK