Allergy - 15 ways to alleviate the suffering
Other / / August 12, 2017
Allergy - general information
When your body detects a foreign substance, which he did not like, there is what is called an allergy .The nose stops breathing and begins to drip out of it, your eyes are itching and watering, light burning and wheezing.
How many people, so many kinds of allergies, but most types fit into three main categories: contact, food and respiratory allergies .Respiratory allergies - it is that which we experience in response to the presence in the air of a substance;It occurs most frequently.The four most provocative substances include the following: house dust, pollen, pet dander, mold .
«in house dust have a bit of everything, - said Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, head of the department of allergy and immunology at the University Medical Center in Virginia.- Different people have allergies is on the different substances (for example, dry pieces of cockroaches very dangerous), but the main reason - tiny mites in the dust. "
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With regard to other common allergens, the pollen gets into the house from the outside;dandruff, dead skin, sprinkled with pets;Mold also grows where dark and humid - under the carpet in the basement.No matter what you are faced: inhale any, and if you are prone to allergies, you start to sneeze.
not necessarily in every house there are all members of the "Big Four", but in every house, if it is, of course, does not close tightly, may be one or more dangerous companions.
As the house turned into a haven for dust mites
Central heating and vacuum cleaner - their appearance was greeted with enthusiasm.Hoover appeared about 50 years ago, central heating - about forty.We clean the house 2 times faster, and we heat in each room, not only the kitchen stove.
But the same technology that simplifies our lives today, indirectly contributed greatly to a widespread health problem - an allergy to dust mites.
«Vacuum carpets much lighter than air them, - said Dr. David Lang.- Central heating all year round in the building support at least the temperature of 22-24 ° C.Throw in close, cluttered with furniture, with no air-permeable housing walls and cleaning with cold water (a tribute to the energy crisis.) - And you get the perfect environment for dust mites "
Symptoms that may be needed to see a doctor
If you have known allergies and notice any of the following symptoms that you have never experienced before, you should see a doctor:
- whistling sound while breathing that is also calledwheezing;
- chest tightness, strong enough to make it difficult to breath, often accompanied by wheezing, what is known as asthma;
- attack, which passes within a week of drugs available on the market;
- small blisters that appear under the influence of the allergen, known as urticaria.They may be precursors to anaphylactic shock - an allergic reaction is strong enough to kill.
Anaphylaxis - this is a very severe allergic reactions.Usually it is associated with stings of bees or ants, but can be caused by other allergens.If the bite blisters appear, this indicates a severe allergic reaction and should serve as a warning: it is necessary to address urgently to the doctor.
So what to do?Is it possible to somehow escape from these ubiquitous inhabitants of the modern home or a lot of people with allergies, condemned to an infinite and eternal sniff sniffles nose?
Relax - you can do a lot to minimize those troubles that are causing you allergy.The following recommendations, proven by doctors to help you start on the path to the unhindered breathing and dry eyes.
Anyway, you still have to be under the influence of stimuli.Allergy injections prescribed by your doctor - a great way to turn your "go out" in the fun instead of flour.
But there is no need to rely on them.Those antihistamines that you can buy at a pharmacy without a prescription can work wonders with snotty noses and red, itchy eyes.
«In most cases, they are good, - says Dr. Richard Podell University in New Jersey.- But if your allergies lasts more than 5-7 days, you should see a doctor. "
Place home air conditioning
Perhaps this is the most important thing that will help solve the problem of pollen, as well as to deal with the other two main opponents - mold and dust mites.
«The main idea is to create a kind of oasis, - says Dr. Podell.- You want to turn your house into a sanctuary, a safe haven to which you can always count on.
Conditioning can help in two ways: it maintains the humidity at a low level, which creates unfavorable conditions for mites and mold and filters the air in the cooling process, of course, if you have installed an air purifier.But the most important advantage is that it provides insulation of the house from the street, - says Dr. Podell.- If you open the window, hello - in your home is basically the same environment as in the street, that is full of pollen. "
Install the air conditioner in the car
If we are on a walk in the fresh air you will sneezing and sniffling, imagine that you would be if you wade a speed of 90 kilometers per hour through the cloud of pollen.Be reasonable, install air-conditioning systems in the car!And, if you are concerned about the cost, remember, you are doing it for the sake of your health!
Install air cleaner When experts say that the house is necessary to install an air purifier, they do not have in mind a model for $ 15, exhibited in a local hardware store.They are referring to one of the industrial model, which is installed in the ventilation ducts or central system extracts.
«Of course, room air purifiers remove some particles from the air, but they may just chase them around the room, - says Dr. Platts-Mills.- Treatment can be more dangerous conditions that caused the disease. "However, the room cleaners are well removed the air lodged in the pollen.
Clean air in the house will get rid of pollen, mold, and pet dander.Maintenance of dry air put an end to the problems associated with dust mites.
«In fact, they do not feel at a humidity of less than 45%, - says Dr. Platts-Mills.- Generally, the drier the better. "If this creates discomfort for children or for someone who is sensitive to dry air, try to put his bed a small room humidifier.
Wipe damp places fungicides
Clorox (Clorox) kills the mold.In the US, you can buy it at many stores.As required, wipe the surface in the bathroom.Clorox The label says that it is possible to clean the floors, vinyl, tile, wood and electrical appliances (white spots on the leaves Clorox tissue).Prepare a solution of 3/4 cup of Clorox into 4 liters of water.Let stand 5 minutes and enjoy.To clean places such as the basement, regularly use fungicides.
Many people are allergic to pet dander;cat dander usually causes the most problems.The simplest solution: give it to somebody of their animals.But this solution is not acceptable to many people.
alternative solution: turn your bedroom into a place, isolated from all the other rooms and completely forbidden for your "baleen" friends.
«Enough animals once a week to walk around the room, and there is a risk of an allergic reaction," - says Dr. Podell.
mask Wear a mask if you have to be exposed to the substance to which you are allergic.After a normal work as vacuuming, the air gets a large amount of dust and any other nasty things, which only have in your home.And all of this will fly in the air a few minutes, according to Dr. David Lang, senior medical department of allergy and clinical immunology at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.Working in the garden, you are exposed to large amounts of pollen.Small mask that covers the nose and mouth, known to professionals as dust and antitussive respirator will prevent the ingress of allergen in the lungs.
If you are allergic to house dust or something like pet dander, which is hidden in the carpet, let it cleans someone else - a teenager or a professional cleaner.Cleaning fee - a small price to pay, you will be relieved of allergic reactions.
Wrap film mattress
Joint Statement by Dr. Podell and Dr. Lang: If dust mites are the misfortune of your life, wrap the mattress and pillow film, and it will bring relief.Small bugs love to potter about in bed, but if a mattress and a pillow wrap film, you will breathe clean air and not the products of their vital functions.
carpet for people with allergies, sensitive to house dust, pet dander or mold, the carpets in the house is absolutely contraindicated.They are a haven for dust mites and mold, as tightly woven modern carpet very effectively collects and retains pollen and dander.Even the hot shoe and it will not help.
«It is not hot enough to kill the mites, - says Dr. Platts-Mills.- All that it can help to achieve, is to create a warm and humid climate under the carpet, which is ideal conditions for mites and for mildew. "
rugs Replace carpeted mats.You liquidate a place in your home, which contained most of the dust, pollen, animal dander and mold, and support free of allergens state becomes easier.Rugs can be washed in enough hot water to kill dust mites.The floors below them thanks to the free weaving will be cooler and drier, and these conditions are clearly unfavorable to mold and mites.
«mites can not survive on dry polished floor - says Dr. Platts-Mills.- This floor dries quickly unlike for weeks to dry floors under the carpets after hot cleaning. "
Buy synthetic pillows
Dust mites like synthetic pillows as much as pillows of down and feathers, but synthetic has one major advantage: they can be washed in hot water.
Most mattresses wash in hot water
your pillow - it's not the only problem.Ticks love inside of your mattress.Weekly expose his hot cleaning, and you output the unwanted tenants.
Let though one room will be a haven
Even if you can not afford air purification system or do not want to clean carpets, densely covering the entire floor in your home, you still have hope: make at least one room in the shelter.
«Most people spend most of their time in the bedroom, - says Dr. Platts-Mills.- If you turn this room into a place that is free of dust mites, it is largely help prevent allergies. "
Achieve this by means of the ventilation system in the summer time, isolating the room from the others (keep the door closed), replace carpets and rugs, do everything you have read in this article.
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