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Allergies are a pretty common problem, and while most people generally understand how they work, there's a lot that's misunderstood. Here's a look at three of the most common myths about allergies, and the real truth behind them.
Short Haired Pets Are Better For Allergies When people have pet allergies, what they're really allergic to isn't the pet's hair, but dander (tiny little pieces of an animal's skin) or proteins found in their pet's saliva and urine. Dander is present no matter how long haired a pet is. If you're allergic to pet dander, but you're in a situation where you must keep a pet, make a point for that pet to stay outside. If that's not an option, have a pet free zone in your bedroom, and don't allow your pet to be on any furniture. It's also recommended to wash your pet once a week to reduce dander.
Getting Rid of Certain Trees in The Yard Will Help When people find out they have a seasonal allergy to a specific type of tree, it makes sense that their first reaction would be to get rid of any of those trees around their home. But the truth is, this may not help too much. Tree pollen can carry for miles and miles on the wind. Even if you get rid of the offending tree on your own property, there's a great chance that there are more of those trees around. Instead of trying to fight the source of the pollen, just be sure to take an antihistamine. Limit your time outdoors during peak pollen times, and conduct outdoor activities in the morning or evening when the wind isn't as strong.
Down Pillows It's a commonly held belief that down pillows can cause allergy flare ups, but the only evidence towards that is anecdotal. However, research shows that this reaction is due to other allergens like dust mites or pet dander being present in the bedding. Down used in pillows undergoes a process that destroys any potentially dangerous proteins. And because the fabric on a pillow or comforter is fairly tightly woven (to keep its integrity and durability), the fibers actually act as a natural barrier to allergens.
One of the best ways to help fight allergies is to make sure you're educated on the subject, and that you know what you're up against. Of course, even if you take all of these tips into account, there's still a lot you can suffer from. That's why it's best to make sure you visit an allergy specialist. You'll learn specifically what you need to do about your allergies, and you might even find out you weren't allergic to what you thought you were!
31 December 2015