Allergies are most easily maintained by avoiding or limiting exposure to known allergens and triggers. If you're allergic to dust, keep your house as dust-free as possible by removing items that collect dust and vacuuming often. If you're allergic to mangos, avoid eating or handling mangos. You can manage symptoms by taking daily medications such as antihistamines.
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Anthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredAllergies can't be cured, but they can be managed. Your first step is to try to identify the trigger for your allergic response. For example, a rash may develop when you start using a new laundry detergent, hives may appear when you eat strawberries, or your nose may start running when someone cuts the grass. Once you've identified the trigger, you can take steps to avoid it. But it's not always possible to discover the source of all allergic reactions, and even if you do discover your triggers, you may not be able to completely avoid them.
If avoidance isn't possible, a range of medications (some available only by prescription and some available over the counter) can, by and large, alleviate most symptoms. Certainly anyone who suffers from anything more than mildly irritating seasonal allergies should consult a doctor.
Bryce Wylde, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answeredHere are 5 ways to help you manage your allergies.
- Test and treat an imbalance by immunomodulation -- the use of herbs, homeopathics, nutraceuticals, and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) therapy to balance your immune system. (I like plant sterols and the other remedies that are scientifically proven below).
- Get a skin scratch test or a blood test to determine environmental and food borne allergies and avoid those.
- Pollentec is a revolutionary new material equal to high efficiency particulate arrestor (HEPA) for window screening and furnace filters; proven to prevent 100% grass pollens etc. from entering and (re)circulating inside the home instead of having to close doors and windows you can open them if you use pollentec during high pollen counts.
- Don't take pollens to bed. Shower before bed!
- Learn what herbs, teas, and supplements may cause your allergies to get worse.