Sunday, December 14, 2008

I had an allergy

As I mentioned in the previous post in my other blog I’ve been suffering from runny nose/colds almost everyday for a month now. I believe I am having an allergy though I haven’t consulted any doctor yet. Today I opt to search it on yahoo if runny nose, red eyes, sneezing is a symptom of allergy and here is what I got.
An allergy is your body overreaction to allergens, which causes resulting symptoms. Common allergy symptoms include:
• hives
runny nose
stuffy nose
watery eyes
• nose pressure
• ear fullness, popping
• dark circles under the eyes
itchy eyes, red eyes nose, roof of mouth
The most common airborne allergens are pollen, mold, dander and dust mites.
Pollen is a very fine powdery spore produced by flowers, trees, grass and weeds for plant reproduction. If you experience an allergic reaction to pollen in the spring, this reaction is likely due to tree pollen. Allergies in the summer are often caused by grass and weed pollen. And ragweed is the common allergen producer in the fall.
Mold commonly collects in wet, damp areas, such as in the shower/bath, around windows and damp basements. Mold also accumulates when live stuff decomposes. An allergic reaction to mold is usually the worst in humid/rainy environments.
Dander is a protein found in the skin, saliva, and urine of furry animals, such as dogs and cats. Exposure to dander results whenever handling these pets or from house dust containing dander. Dander allergy can last over a month even after you furry friend has moved out of your environment.
Dust mites are tiny living bugs, commonly dwelling in mattresses, carpeting and upholstery. They feed off of dead skin cells and other house dust items.
An over the counter antihistamine is generally the first line of relief defense against airborne allergens. When taken prior to allergen exposure, they counteract your body’s overreaction. Thus, you’ll experience a noticeable reduction in your sneezing, runny nose and itchiness caused by allergies.

Because not all bodies react the same, you’ll need to experiment with different types of antihistamines to discover which one works best for your relief.
A natural healthy method for relief in combating allergens is to regularly clean your dwelling environment.

**highlighted are the symptoms i have

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