With chronic allergies bringing days full of sneezing, watery eyes, hives, and even asthma, it’s no wonder recent studies have linked allergies with increased anxiety and depression. From children to adults, more patients are reporting that their seasonal and perennial (year-round) allergies are causing them worry and stress on top of their daily sniffles.
It’s not all the sickness. Having severe allergies also means a lifetime of draining adjustments – things like dietary restrictions, staying indoors during allergy season, and even monthly allergy shots.
The good news is, there are ways to combat your allergies to improve your life and your allergy-related anxiety. Read on to learn more.
Know your triggers.
The strange truth is, many people don’t know their specific allergy triggers. You may think you’re allergic to your cat, but testing could reveal it’s actually mold or dust mites causing your year-round allergy symptoms. If you have severe or chronic allergies, it’s best to see an allergist for professional testing. Knowing exactly what causes your allergy symptoms can help you create a more effective treatment plan and make it easier to avoid high-risk periods or areas.
Take your meds early.
If you have seasonal allergies, start taking your medication before allergy season starts to build a tolerance and get ahead of dreaded symptoms. You should also take your daily dose about 30 minutes before heading outside if it’s peak season.
Have emergency meds ready at all times.
Accidents – and flare-ups – happen. If you have severe allergies, being prepared with emergency medications like epinephrine pens and nebulizers is crucial for your health and your peace of mind.
To save yourself some stress, let America’s Best Care Plus deliver your nebulizer and accessories to your door every month so there’s no need for draining pharmacy trips. We even call you once a month to remind you when it’s time for a refill so you never forget!
By far, the easiest way to shed your chronic or seasonal allergies is through immunotherapy. This decades-old treatment gradually introduces allergy-causing substances to your body, building tolerance to them over time.
While this used to mean painful and inconvenient injections, there’s now an easier way. Our sublingual allergy drops use the same gradual process in painless and easy-to-use drops placed under your tongue each day. Each dose is expertly compounded, can treat a variety of food and environment allergens, and some users report seeing lasting results in as little as three months!