Allergic disorders encompass symptoms such as “hay fever” due to pollen, year round symptoms such as post-nasal drainage, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and runny nose. Other disorders that can be caused by allergies include recurrent or chronic sinusitis, ear infections and asthma.
This information offers guidelines to follow and other helpful resources for you as you take an active role in treating your allergies. Any modifications you make in your environment and in your diet can and will make a difference in the way your allergies affect you.
If you are allergic to pets, try to keep them outside, that is, if you choose to keep them. Another way is to keep them from sleeping with you at night. The slightest changes could make a world of difference with your allergies.
As an allergy patient, controlling the environment around you is just as important as treating your symptoms with medication. Actually, controlling your environment such as eliminating pollen and dust in your home or using a mattress cover to reduce dust mites is a way of treating your symptoms.
Many allergies are directly related to the food you eat, but by eliminating certain foods from your diet, the severity of your allergy symptoms may be lessened. Don’t make sudden or drastic modifications in your diet, just introduce the changes gradually, starting with the foods you eat most frequently. Even though the changes will make a difference in your symptoms, it may not be an immediate change, so stick with the diets and allow your body time to adjust.
If your doctor advised you to try a special diet, please try to adhere to it as closely as possible.