Having an allergy is awful! How often do we see another woman suffering from fits of sneezing or red eyes that look like you have cried all night long? It is something that none of us woman likes to have. But having an allergy is something that you can outsmart! In this article, we will provide you with all the top ways you can beat your allergies once and for all!
To start fighting off your allergy issue, you first need to get your gut under control. I am sure that you just went back and reread that. How can your gut be related to your eyes watering all the time? Or those sneezing fits?
First off, in our guts, we have good and bad bacteria. This is a key to having a robust immune system according to those that have studied the intestines. Unfortunately, the balance of good and bad bacteria can slowly start to tip so the bad bacteria outweighs the good. This can be because you have too much stress in your life, you consume too much sugar, you drink too much alcohol, or you have taken too many antibiotics.
If you are taking antibiotics, you may wish to take a probiotic too. This will ensure that good bacteria stays in our system. A woman could also have yeast infections happen while taking an antibiotic, so using a good probiotic can ward this off. And eat foods that are good for your gut: beans, yogurts, sauerkraut, avocados, and other high fiber foods. In fact, many doctors will tell you to eat yogurt daily if you are taking any antibiotics to ward off a yeast infection.
Next, you need to get away from pollen. It is best to check the pollen count daily in order to make sure your allergy does not spike out of control. And you can also try to stay inside when pollen counts are high, usually between 5 and 10 am.
If you do need to go outside, one piece of advice from a woman who has a pollen allergy stated what works for her is donning a pair of sunglasses to shield her eyes. And then top off your look with a hat to protect the hair. Both the eyes and hair are magnets to when it comes to pollen.
You can also try using medications for your allergy. If your eyes are red and itchy, consider using an eye drop that soothes them. Or use a daily pill to stop running noses.
One woman that I know was prescribed Montelukast Sodium. Her sneezing fits were more than she could take and an OTC pill was just not cutting it. You can ask your doctor if this prescription is right for you.
Nasal sprays could also work well for those that suffer from an allergy that causes congestion. However, if you do decide to go this route, you will need to take them every day during the pollen season. They do take a while to kick in too- up to 2 weeks. It is best to have your doctor prescribe them for you as an over the counter nasal spray can make your stuffiness worse.
All of the tips that are listed above can really help anyone that suffers from an allergy issue. We all know that when allergy season strikes, we are bound to get itchy, watery eyes. Or sneeze like crazy. However, if you follow the tips that a few women listed above that work for them, you may just have fewer problems yourself.
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