What You Shouldn’t Do After an Allergy Attack

Everyone has different body structures. Some have better immune systems while others are susceptible to allergies that can affect their daily functioning. Yes, allergies can happen to everyone and anyone depending on the substance that triggers the reaction. All of us have faced an event in our lives where we were allergic from an entirely random substance that others were okay in front. Whether it is pets, flowers or even dust particles, your allergies can act up anytime.

Hence, you should take certain precautions not to accelerate the allergies further and take care of yourself. If worst comes to worst, at least you would have some time for the ambulance to get to you so you can receive proper treatment. There is no guarantee that your treatment will last for long even after you finish.

Here are some things to avoid after an allergic reaction, so you have a better chance of it not happening anytime soon:

1.     Stress

Surprised right? Researchers have recently proven that certain stress situations can stimulate the production of IgE in your blood stream that induces allergies. Furthermore, stress makes you sleep less at nights. You should make sure that you sleep well after an allergic attack because no sleep means a weak defense system for your body.

2.     Wash Your Clothes Properly

Your clothes are the biggest contributors to your allergies, which is due to the presence of dust mites that cause dust allergies that can last weeks if you don’t take proper care. The dust mites are known to thrive in a warm environment, but they perish if they stay in hot temperatures for too long. Keep your washing machine temperature at 140 degrees while washing your clothes to be completely safe.

3.     Remove Certain Houseplants

You should remove any houseplants that cause an allergic reaction in you. It doesn’t matter if you like them or not, if your health is affected, it is time to say your goodbyes and replace them with something your body can adjust with properly.

4.     Avoid Pools with Chlorine

Chlorine is very irritating toward the eyes and the skin.  Pools are usually chlorinated to disinfect the water, which makes the pool water last longer than usual. If chlorine is the reason for your hard times, it is time to consider swimming in a chlorine free pool.

5.     Do Not Skip Medication

Make sure you take your allergy medication every day because your doctor gives it to you for a reason. The medication not only helps to ease any pain but also stop the spreading of the allergies. There are cases where people forget to take their medications and all of sudden they have these terrible allergy attacks that can cause a lot of wear and tear on the person’s body. Make sure you keep some spare medicines in your pocket when you go out. You never know when you might want to use them.

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