Allergies Making You Feel Bad? 3 Ways You Can Deal With Them

Health & Medical Blog

If you suffer from allergies, they are likely much worse in the spring. This is because pollen is increased in trees, flowers and other plants are opening up, and more.  You may also have problems in the fall due to dust mites, ragweed pollen, etc. You also may have some food allergies. No matter the type, below are three things you can do to help you deal with them:

See Your Doctor

You should not try to treat your allergy symptoms yourself, as you do not know what you are allergic to. Visit a doctor, who can perform an allergy test on you.

During this test, your doctor will likely prick your skin, and then drop an allergen in fluid form into your skin. Once your skin absorbs the allergen, the doctor can tell if you have an allergic reaction. If you do, the pricked area will turn red and start to swell.

Most doctors will prick your skin several times to test for different allergies during the same visit. The prick is usually done on the upper back.

Once the doctor determines what you are allergic to, they can devise a plan to keep your allergies under control.

Use a Neti Pot

A neti pot is a device that flushes irritants from your nasal passages. Your doctor can tell you where you can get one. It will come with full instructions on how to use it, but your doctor may show you how. They all work about the same way.

Mix approximately one cup of distilled or sterile water and one teaspoon of table salt, and fill up the neti pot with the solution. Tilt your head back, insert the spout into one of your nostrils, and pour the solution in.  The fluid washes out the nasal cavity, and it will come out your other nostril. You may also feel some of it go down your throat. When you are finished, refill the pot, and repeat the procedure for your other nostril.

Add Probiotics to Your Diet

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, probiotics plays a role in food allergies.  Probiotics are live yeasts and bacteria that live in your body. Your body contains good and bad bacteria. The bad bacteria are what cause you to get sick, such as strep throat, ear infection, etc. The good bacteria keep your digestive system healthy to fight against the allergy you have against what you are eating. There are foods you can add to your diet to get probiotics in your body.

Besides taking allergy medication, your doctor may also prescribe allergy drops to help you with your allergies. For more information or help, contact a company like with your questions and concerns.


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