Simple Solutions For Spring Allergies

Simple Solutions For Spring Allergies

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Seasonal allergies hit hard for those afflicted.

SHINE ON – Most of the time they come so unexpectedly after a long winter that people are caught off guard. If you suffer from Spring allergies you know how hard it is to face to world every day with a runny nose, red eyes, and a scratchy throat. There are some simple ways to deal with allergies; you don’t have to suffer in silence. If you are one of the many who deal with allergies regularly, here are a few suggestions to help you get through the Springtime with less frustration.

First, safeguard your house against anything that may exacerbate your allergies. Change the air filter in your home air conditioning unit frequently to keep unwanted amounts of dust and dander from flying around your house. If you can, install a whole-house UV air cleaner to really keep things clean and fresh. If you are able to keep the air Pin your house free of irritants you will be better able to keep your nose and eyes free of pain.

Next, watch for pollen count announcements.

Try not to go outside too often on days with high counts. When the air is full of tree and flower pollen it makes it almost unbearable to go out. If you have severe seasonal allergies you may just have to avoid going outside on days with high pollen count. As long as you’ve safeguarded the inside of your house you should have a respite from the pollen floating around outside.

You won’t have to avoid the great outdoors all together, just try not to go out during times of the worst pollen count. You can take over the counter medication to help with the symptoms of pollen related allergies but most only work after the allergies have set in and don’t prevent a flare up.

Seasonal allergies can be dreadful.

They don’t, however, have to keep you from doing the things you love when the weather starts to warm up. Keep your house free of airborne dander and dust and watch for the pollen count outside. You will enjoy the Spring much more if you take a little time to prevent the worst of your allergies from starting up before things get to be a problem.

MIllions suffer from seasonal allergies. Make sure you aren’t cooped up being miserable when everyone else is having a great time. There’s nothing better than taking a walk on a lovely Spring day free of sneezes, coughs and runny noses.

There is a simple solution for spring allergies, if you have allergic with cosmetics you must see thisĀ Steps to Take if You have an Allergy to Cosmetics

Steps to Take if You Have an Allergy to Cosmetics

Steps to Take if You Have an Allergy to Cosmetics

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SHINE ON – Serious cosmetic allergies are rare, but it is quite common for a person to have a mild reaction or irritation to an ingredient in a cosmetic product. Unsurprisingly cosmetic reactions are more likely to occur in women than men, simply as a result of greater product usage.

Diagnosing which product is to blame can be difficult if like most people you use a large number of different ones. However if you believe that you have an allergic reaction, stop using all cosmetics. When your symptoms are gone, start using them one by one, this will help you pinpoint which product or products are responsible for the reaction.

If you cannot identify the source of the reaction or if your symptoms do not go away after you stop using all the products, consult your medical practitioner. They may use a patch skin test to identify the substances to which you are allergic.

Steps to prevent Cosmetic Allergies

  • Become familiar with the list of ingredients on cosmetic products and don’t use ones that contain ingredients that you have had a problem with in the past.
  • Do a mini patch test before using a new product and wait 24 hours to see if a reaction occurs. Choose products with simple natural ingredients, less is more when it comes to ingredients and potential allergic reactions.
  • Apply perfume lightly to your clothes rather than your skin and allow the perfume to dry before putting on the clothes.
  • Be especially careful with make-up because it stays in contact with the skin for a long time. Look for products that are hypoallergenic, fragrance free and non-comedogenic (non pore blocking which can lead to acne), although products with these labels may still cause reactions.
  • Always practise good hygiene when it comes to make up and other cosmetics. For example, always wash your hands and face before applying make-up or other cosmetics and never share make-up with cosmetic brushes should be washed regularly and always avoid using testers in stores that have been used by others, if contact was involved.
  • Keep cosmetic containers closed when not using and away from direct sunlight and discard products if the colour or consistency changes or they develop an odour.

Treatment for Cosmetic Allergies

The main cosmetic allergy treatment is avoidance of the product causing the symptoms. Over-the-counter creams and ointments that contain cortisone, such as hydrocortisone (Cortisone 10) and hydrocortisone acetate (Cort-aid), may be used to help control itching, swelling and redness. But check with a doctor before considering using cortisone on your face as it can in some cases lead to skin discolouration.