Allergies making you miserable? You may be making a bad situation worse.
Here is a list of some things we do that make our bad allergies even worse:
Stress directly reduces the strength of your immune systems, therefore crippling your ability to combat allergy symptoms.
Alcohol, particularly red wine, is full of sulfites and can make your allergies shoot through the roof.
Bathing in the morning:
You may be the person that requires a shower to wake up in morning. Me too. However, to sleep through the night with all the dust and particles of the day may keep you from getting good night sleep. Do yourself a favor and at least wash your face and pull you hair away from your face.
Wrong Medication: Antihistamines or Decongestant
An antihistamine typically relieves sneezing, itchiness and runny nose.
Decongestants combat congestion from swollen nasal passages.
Some over the counter meds have both. For best results consult your health care provider.
If you are experiencing allergy symptoms, you may want to find your glasses. As much as you care to clean your contact lenses they will continue to trap tiny air born particles up against your eyes causing you more suffering.
Just like your skin and hair, your clothing attracts and retains tiny particles from your day. Try to wash clothing after each use to reduce exposure.
Perfumes and Candles:
Anything with fragrance added can irritate the lining of the eyelids and nasal passages.
Second hand smoke:
Smoke, be it cigarette, cigar, fire, is an irritant that can mess with your respiratory tract.
Dry, sunny, and windy days are most difficult for allergy sufferers. These are ideal conditions for trees to release pollen, meaning more of it will be in the air. Add in wind blowing pollen all around, that makes for a bad day for allergies.
Thank you to the HuffingtonPost for providing this list.