9 Ways To Master ALLERGY MANAGEMENT Without an ounce of worry

Imagine you’re in the metro packed with hundreds of people. 
You are impatiently waiting for your destination to arrive as you don’t have space to breathe.
Then the most unfortunate thing happens.
You Sneeze! (Aaaachhuu).
The moment that happens, all eyes are on you. 
Now everyone maintains distance from you. (Isn’t that a good trick when in packed trains?)
But you (and possibly others) get suspicious too.

Is it an allergy, cough, cold, or the scary COVID-19?

The suspense is such that we end up stressing a lot. Most of the time, it’s an allergy and without us knowing it, we end up taking other medicines to cure the situation without knowing the root cause. 

Here are some common allergy types:

  • Indoor Allergy
  • Outdoor Allergy
  • Food Allergy
Allergy Management
Master ALLERGY MANAGEMENT

Knowing what you are allergic to and reducing your exposure is the key. There are various manifestations of allergies, like nasal irritation, skin rashes, etc but you need to know the allergen or the causative agent that triggers your immune system. Don’t forget that lifestyle change is the crux of allergy management. Since there is no cure, just remember this simple mantra, Allergies Treatment = Allergies Management.

Here are a few practical steps that can help you in Allergy Management effectively:

1.Stay Away from Allergens: 

Be aware of what causes/triggers your allergic reaction and limit your exposure to it. When you have food allergies, animal allergies, mold allergies, or dust mite allergies, it is considered wise to limit your contact with these allergens.

2. Consulted Medication: 

Whether your allergy is minor or major, taking medicine only post a medical consultation is the key to manage and prevent allergies. Your allergist or doctor can guide you on the basis of allergy history and symptoms in taking the right medication.

3. Get rid of outdoor allergens:

As soon as you come back home, make sure to get rid of the clothes you wore outside, shoes, and quickly take a bath. This is because our shoes, clothes, hair, and skin bring back a lot of pollen or other allergens from the outside. This can cause discomfort and lead to a full-blown allergy. Limiting outside pollen causing allergens is very important especially if you have outdoor allergies.

4. Antihistamine medicines:

Antihistamine is the basic medicine for allergies taken as tablets, capsules, creams, liquids, eye drops, or nasal sprays. The medicine will be prescribed depending on the kind of allergy and your allergic reactions. One needs to take the right medicine to treat and manage allergies.

5. Wear a Mask:

Keeping allergens at bay is important. Having an N95 respirator mask can block up to 95% of foreign particles, pollens, and allergens. We are all following it now. But making it a habit will benefit you in the long run.

6. Know Your Triggers:

We all think we know our allergies. But do we know the exact reason or situation that triggers it? Meeting an allergist to test or detect the exact trigger is important. After you know the causes, you can make plans to avoid them.

7. Steroid medications:

Some allergies need to be treated with steroid medications. They treat inflammation caused by allergies. There are various forms in which its available and can mostly be purchased with a doctor’s prescription.

8. Immunotherapy (desensitization):

In some cases, the doctor decides that it is time to make your body get used to the allergens so that the reaction is curbed. A series of immunotherapy sessions conducted by a doctor helps in achieving it.

9. Be prepared for an anaphylactic reaction:

Can allergies be life-threatening too? Yes, and sometimes the conditions can worsen significantly. In such a scenario, special injections are used to manage the condition. If you have had a severe allergic reaction, then you should consult a doctor for any future emergency.

You can also read: Know all about Thyroid and how to Manage it

Here are some ways you can manage your allergy. After all, Lifestyle change is the crux of allergy management. Agree?
Let me know which is your go-to way to manage your allergy?
Know more about allergies and their management here.

Disclaimer:

The views expressed in the blog content are independent and unbiased views of solely the blogger. This is a part of the public awareness initiative by Sanofi India. Sanofi India bears no responsibility for the content of the blog. One should consult their healthcare provider for any health-related information.

References:

  1. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/3-ways-to-manage-allergies
  2. https://www.delimmune.com/2017/04/how-to-treat-seasonal-allergies/

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Very well written and explained… The steps are the right progression from the initial to the most complex steps to be taken

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Totally agree

  2. It is so important to identify your Allergens , this is my takeway from this post. Didn’t know about Immunotherapy, I must find out more about it, to handle my Allergies.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      perfectly said

  3. Amazing pointers ya. Understanding the trigger point is what’s important. Getting rid of allergens outside your home is important too. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. Thank you for sharing awareness about Allergues.This will help many stay Allergy free

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Agree

  5. You have mentioned great ways to keep allergies at bay. I agree on all except the steroids because for some people steroids can swelling. It totally depends on if it suits your body.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Totally

  6. Atulmaharaj says:

    Knowing trigger is very important because you don’t want the attack to come in.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Exactly

  7. Manisha says:

    These 9 ways to manage I will always keep in mind. I was aware of anti-histamines but steroids and immunotherapy is knowledge to me, thanks for the same.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      I am glad it was helpful πŸ™‚

  8. Judy Morris says:

    These 9 pointers are so practical and very much doable to avoid any kind of allergy. Thanks for this informative post.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      I am happy its helpful

  9. Vidur says:

    I have so many allergies and often struggle with them. But the info you have given looks helpful and I will surely try these soon

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great to know

  10. Rajat Kumar says:

    A mask is the aptest think I prefer since it is not that much possible to avoid all allergens, pollutants, dust, etc. while I am out.
    Thanks for this information.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Agree, precaution is needed

  11. Great ways to avoid the allergies. Very Informative

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Glad its helpful

  12. Nidhi Gupta says:

    sums up the solutions well… but i believe in working on the immunity as the foremost precautions in these tough times.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Totally, but in allergy avoiding allergens in the priority

  13. Raj Dey says:

    Very well written, also very informative. Hope it helps a lot of people to know about the problems more.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Fingers crossed

  14. Ramya says:

    Such a well written informative article, I got to learn much about allergies and there relief options.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Thanks, glad to know

  15. Ramya says:

    A very well written informative article throws a lot of light on allergy and its remedies.

  16. Raksha says:

    Really good points. I know how hard it is to be or live with a person who has allergy. These are so good, I will ensure I remember these.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great

  17. Some really great tips Afreen. Thanks for sharing and we are sure this gonna help many.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Thanks

  18. really very helpful tips to keep allergies at bay. Thanks for sharing and it would really helpful for this time.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Hoping the same

  19. Allergies are very irritating and can also lead to serious complications if not addressed in time. The main thing about allergies is the identification of the source or the reason, and then take steps to avoid if one can. You have spelled out some really practical and sensible steps for allergy management.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Thank you, glad you liked it

  20. Sundeep says:

    Thank you for sharing much needed awareness on allergies. This is going to be very helpful for all of us.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Hope too

  21. Heena Dhedhi says:

    This is such an eye opener during these trying times, and sure as hell helpful for a lot of readers.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Agree

  22. Richa Tripathi says:

    Thanks for sharing this information about allergies n all preventions … This will surely helped others πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Hope too

  23. Great blog with some much needed tips! Everyone should be aware of this πŸ™‚

  24. Ritu Bindra says:

    These are indeed great tips for allergy management. We need to generate more awareness about them. India highly lacks allergy awareness… where people often think a runny nose is the only form of allergy.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Totally.. couldn’t agree more with you

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