Yes, you make lemonade! When someone is allergic to seafood or latex, it is still possible to avoid them altogether. But what does one do when he/she is allergic to dust? Or pollen? Or paint? Or mold? While allergies cannot be prevented, but allergy management is possible. Here is some practical advice which should help you a bit.
1. Avoid or limit your exposure to allergens
Allergy management is possible in the following ways:
2. Take allergy medications
Always ask your doctor or pharmacist before you take allergy medications for even mild allergies.
Safe and non-sedating antihistamines like Fexofenadine, Loratadine, Desloratadine, Rupatadine etc. are the primary allergy medication and can be taken as tablets, capsules, creams, liquids, eye drops, or nasal sprays depending on which part of your body is affected by your allergy and as prescribed by the doctor.
They can be used:
As and when you notice the symptoms of an allergic reaction
Decongestants can be used as a short-term treatment for a blocked nose. However, using them for more than a week at a time can make your symptoms worse.
Steroid medications can help reduce inflammation caused by an allergic reaction.
They're available as:
6. Immunotherapy (desensitisation)
This is an allergy management practice conducted strictly by a doctor where it is attempted to get a body used to an allergen so that the reaction isn’t so severe.
7. Treating severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
Some people with severe allergies may experience life-threatening reactions known as anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock. If you're at risk of this, you'll be given special injections containing a medicine called adrenaline to use in an emergency.