Saturday, October 14, 2006

Allergy Treatment

Anyone who has had an adverse reaction to a substance can relate to the discomfort associated with allergies, I myself had have an never ending issuse with acne that I come to understand is just a simple allergy to wool !!. The body’s reaction to certain elements can make a person miserable. Many of us look to find a viable solution to our suffering. There are a few things to consider before pursuing an allergy treatment. Prevention is the best medicine and this holds true for allergy treatment as well. It is best to avoid triggers that you know will have an adverse effect on your system. If you know that you are allergic to dust, avoid taking on the task of cleaning out the vacuum cleaner. It would be best for you to delegate this responsibility. Of course, you have to keep a clean environment. The allergy treatment of avoiding dust is simply not realistic at all times. However, you can take steps to keep yourself breathing easier. When you take on a dusty task, wear a protective mask. This may make you feel a little silly at first, but it is well worth the temporary embarrassment. Also, make sure to keep the area you are dusting well ventilated. Food allergies are very dangerous and most individuals with severe allergic reactions to foods like peanuts and eggs have to avoid those foods entirely. This can mean the difference between life and death in some cases. It is unwise and dangerous to try to take care of a severe reaction to a severe food reaction at home. The best allergy treatment is at the hospital in this case. Some smaller reactions have mild symptoms that can be taken care of with over-the-counter allergy treatment. Your pharmacist or doctor can suggest a good nonprescription medication that will relieve mild symptoms without a visit to the emergency room or a doctor’s office. One of the most common medications is Benadryl. This product needs to be taken with caution. It may make you drowsy and this can impair your ability to operate machinery or drive a car. This allergy treatment can also interfere with your ability to work and it should not be taken for more than a few days in a row. Using medication as an allergy treatment is usually the most effective route to take. However, you need to consider whether the side effects of the medication are worth the temporary relief of mild symptoms. Some people will be able to withstand itchy, watery eyes and congestion better than drowsiness.