The Most Common Allergy Mistakes

The Most Common Allergy Mistakes

AllergiesDo Not Make Your Allergies Worse!

Almost everyone has some sort of allergy that affects them by causing stuffy noses, itchy eyes, and all sorts of other annoying symptoms. Whether they are serious or mild, allergies can be quite frustrating. Yet, you could be making them worse and making yourself more miserable. Here are some common allergy mistakes that people make that might actually be making your allergies worse.

  • Leaving windows open. When allergy season comes around, make sure to keep those windows closed. There are other ways to circulate the air in your home without inviting your allergies to flare up.
  • Delaying medication. Many people wait until their allergy symptoms make them miserable before they take an antihistamine to relieve their discomfort. Most allergy medications work better at preventing symptoms than they do at relieving them. You know when your allergies are likely to flare up, so anticipate and treat yourself ahead of time. It is always easier to fix the problem earlier when problems or symptoms are mild rather than later.
  • Expired EpiPens. If you have serious allergies, you probably have an EpiPen. The medication in them does not last forever though. You should check your EpiPen regularly to make sure the expiration date has not passed, and if it has, you should replace it immediately.
  • Clutter. Dust is a common trigger for allergies, and a cluttered home can hide all sorts of dust. That pile of beloved stuffed animals is an allergy trap that you would be better off storing. If your youngster has to have a stuffed friend, limit them to only a few and wash them regularly to get rid of accumulated dust. Clear out the clutter and breathe easier in your home!

Use this information to avoid making your allergies even worse than they already are. Contact Employee Benefit Plans Inc. in Greenwood Village for all of your Colorado insurance needs.