How To Deal With Allergies And Why You Get Them

 How To Deal With Allergies

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Allergies happen when your body reacts to a certain thing that is put inside your body or touches your body. Some people are born with allergies, whilst other allergies can start as you get older. Tilly developed asthma after she has secondary pneumonia as a baby. And then as she got older she developed an allergy to fish. For many allergies, the medication is different, and it also depends on how bad your allergies are. So today we want to help you to deal with allergies that you might not know you had. An allergic reaction can easily be treated with the right medication and allergy advice.

Allergy Testing

If you think you have an allergy or even a few allergies. You can go and see a doctor to get them confirmed, but it is a longwinded process. Doctors surgeries are so overwhelmed at the moment, but you can buy a home allergy test to get results so much faster.

Allergy testing from home is really easy to do. Especially with Home allergy testing kit. You buy the allergy test and read the instructions, then set aside 30 minutes to do the test. You prick your finger and send the sample off in the envelope provided in the pack. The blood is tested at the lab for 294 allergies and you get a complete report back within 2 weeks. It shows you what you are allergic to, and can help you to change your lifestyle to feel healthier and happier. Making it easier to deal with allergies in the future.


Asthma is caused by many different things from being a premature baby to developing bronchiolitis and people can develop it at any time of their life. Some children grow out of it, others go on to have asthma as an adult. It can run in families and can be triggered by medical conditions as well as dusty environments. The change in weather can also aggravate asthma and it is much worse at night. If you think you or a child has asthma, you need to get them checked out by the doctor. Asthma can cause you to simply have a reoccurring cough that you can't shake off or it can cause you to wheeze so much that you cannot breathe. That's when you should be in hospital.

To help with asthma, you will be given asthma pumps. One will be a steroid pump to take at night and to help you breathe easier. The other pump will be one to use when you have a coughing fit, or you keep wheezing and it should help you feel better. If not call an ambulance.

Food Allergies

Food allergies can develop at any time of your life. It might be a food that you have eaten for years or a new food that you have never eaten before. It could even be that your favourite food has changed an ingredient and you are allergic to it. Food allergies happen when you eat something and your body mistakes protein in the food as a threat to your body. So it releases a number of chemicals to fight the threat and that shows the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

When you have a food allergy, it can be mild with a rash around the face and mouth area. Hives and a rash on the body. Or your face swelling up and your throat closing. If your face swells and your throat is closing, you need to get to a hospital immediately for treatment. This is called anaphylaxis and you will need an epi-pen, this delivers adrenaline to your body to fight the reaction. But for less serious cases an antihistamine usually does the job.

You can also change your diet to avoid having allergic reactions. If you eat out anywhere, make sure they are aware of your allergies.


Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, so it is worse between March and September. Although the symptoms are of a cold, it won't go away as quick as a cold will. Hay fever lasts for months when the pollen count is high. You can deal with this yourself with a quick chat with the pharmacist. You usually just need some antihistamines, eye drops and nasal sprays. But if you have asthma, your symptoms will be worse with chest tightening.

You can protect yourself more by using wraparound glasses, putting Vaseline on your nostrils to trap the pollen and keep doors and windows closed on high pollen days. Although an antihistamine should help you, sometimes you might need steroids to help you manage through hay fever season.

Pet Allergies

Would you believe pet allergies are quite common and it stops people from having a much-wanted pet? Pet allergies can come from all animals with fur, but you will commonly find it is cats and dogs that cause them to give you an allergic reaction. This is because we are around those animals more than any other. Pet allergies are triggered by dead skin that is shed by animals.

If you have a pet allergy, the symptoms will be similar to hay fever with sneezing and watery eyes. But it can also cause you to wheeze if the reaction is too bad. Avoiding animals with fur is the best thing to do but antihistamines can also help to lessen the symptoms and help you deal with allergies.

Skin Allergies

Skin allergies can be embarrassing when you have a flare-up, as well as irritating and painful. Your skin will be itchy, bumpy, and red. The rashes can be caused by soap powder, even if it is one that you have always used. They can change the ingredients and make it irritate you. you can get skin allergies from plants like poison ivy as well as allergies to food or medication.

Eczema and hives are both rashes on the skin and can be quite painful to touch. Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis and it actually affects about 15% of children and about 3% of adults. Sometimes eczema can become infected and you will need to use a cream to help. Eczema runs in the family, so if you have it, your kids might get it.