Here if some useful information about prevention of allergies and their treatment, in case a person already has an allergy.
To prevent the development of allergies, you must start from early childhood.
A lot of parents make the mistake of not allowing their children to come in contact with natural elements like dirt, earth, plants, animals, physical contact with other people and all other sorts of natural interactions. All this interactions must be made before an allergy has developed. This way, the immune system will create a database and learn to recognize all harmless elements in the surrounding world and will not overreact in later life, when it comes to contact with them, because they will not be unknown and will not be considered harmful by default.
Researches have shown that children who have had contact with pet animals, such as dogs and cats are less prone to developing an allergy to them, in comparison with children who didn’t have such contacts. Another interesting fact is that most people believe exactly the opposite.
On the other hand, the above rule does not apply to all things. Mainly, every person should be protected from harmful and unnatural elements such as chlorine, cosmetics and soaps with artificial composition and other unnatural substances, for example the one we may find in packed food.
If an allergy is already present, the allergy attacks cannot be prevented, but the condition itself can be treated with the right medicine. A proper examination of the environment and the removal of the irritating factors is also beneficial for the reducing of the allergy symptoms.
Avoiding exposure to allergens
The first and most natural step in the treatment of allergy is to avoid the exposure to irritating substances, which cause the allergic reactions. Despite the fact that exposure to natural substances can prevent an allergy from forming, when an allergy is already present, it is best to avoid allergens to prevent allergic attacks. The ways to do it are:
*Avoid foods that cause allergic reactions
*Avoid drinks, foods and snacks with artificial additives
*Keep the rooms, floors, beds, furniture and clothes well sanitized and clean
*Avoid the usage of cleaning solutions, which contain unnatural components
*Avoid exposure to chlorine and other harmful chemicals
*Avoid contact with animals, toward which there is a developed allergy
*Use the help of your treating doctor to choose medicine, you are not allergic to.
If you are not quite sure what you allergic to are, try removing different possible factors one by one, to determine what the cause of your allergies is. Once you feel your allergy alleviated, then you have found the allergen and you can take the next step of removing it permanently from your surrounding environment.
Avoiding allergens is not always an acceptable option. Sometimes it is just too hard to keep yourself from the certain allergen or it will damage your social life too much. In such cases, an option is to consult your doctor what medicaments you can take to alleviate the allergic reactions, so you can interact normally with the world.
Even though most anti-allergy medicaments can be bought freely at the drugstore, it is best to get a proper diagnose from a doctor first. Wrong treatment can cause severe damage and even death.
You can also find natural products on the market, which can help you in the fight against allergic reactions. They stabilize the immune system so it will act more appropriately to the irritation. Very good effect of such products is increased histamine metabolism and reduced histamine secretion.
This treatment consists in a gradually increasing controlled exposure to the allergen over a period of time. When the controlled exposure schedule is completed, recurring exposures are planned and executed in a regular schedule. This exercise is done in order to normalize the response to the allergen from the immune system. When the immune system is exposed to the allergen in such manner, the strength of the response decreases gradually, partly because of the fact that the immune systems learns that the compound is harmless, partly due to the fact that the antibodies, which fight the allergen get used up.
To sum up, one should be familiar with the ways of prevention of allergies. If people already have allergies, it will be really useful for them to be aware of the different ways of treatment of allergic reactions.