How to prevent allergy symptoms
There is no specific way to prevent allergies, but there are a number of ways to stop the symptoms from occurring. These include the following:
- Avoiding triggers – This is specifically vital in the case of food allergies and they can be avoided more easily than airborne allergies such as pollen by simply avoiding trigger foods and examining food labels to check ingredients before consuming specific products. However, if a person is aware of the periods when there is increased pollen in the air, it is best that they stay indoors as far as possible.
- Keeping a diary – Identify and record certain triggers - this will help the doctor know what the triggers are in order to treat them.
- Wearing a medical band or bracelet – Should the patient have experienced a severe allergic reaction to a certain allergen such as penicillin in the past, these bracelets can be very helpful, and may even save one’s life as they help doctors in emergency situations know what the patient can or can’t have.
How to live with allergies
Allergies are a common occurrence and in most cases, do not lead to a life-threatening condition. Those with the risk of anaphylaxis can often learn how to deal with and manage their symptoms through the knowledge of what their triggers are and avoiding them.
Working with doctors and allergists can help a person make the right lifestyle changes and reduce major symptoms and complications to allow them to live a more enjoyable life, regardless of their allergies.