Although there are many medications, therapies and allergy remedies in the market to treat allergies, most people find they only provide some relief for their symptoms. According to a survey conducted by Consumer.org, 60 percent of allergy sufferers reported limited success managing their itchy eyes, sinus pain, sneezing and other symptoms. Preventing symptoms by taking a preventive approach has proven to be much more effective than treatments and allergy remedies.
Most allergy medications will decrease discomfort but will not eliminate symptoms completely. A majority of allergy sufferers constantly alternate between loratodine, cetirizine, antihistamines and diphenhydramine because they quickly lose their effectiveness. the Consumer survey, only 1 in 4 people taking prescription medications were satisfied in how they managed their symptoms.
Natural remedies combined with prevention can be a very effective way to treat allergies. Regularly cleaning your sinuses with netipots, saline sprays or sinus rinses flushes out allergens and relieves congestion. Local honey can help people build tolerance to the pollens found in their area. Steam therapies, such as inhaling steam mixed with mint or taking a hot bath, can provide relief from some of the sinus pressure and congestion caused by allergies.
Air Purifier Systems
Since most allergens can be found inside your home, air purifiers are a great way to prevent allergy symptoms. Ultrafine particles smaller than 0.1 microns constitute 90 percent of all airborne pollution and pose the biggest health risk because they are easily inhaled and absorbed into the bloodstream. Only air purifiers with HyperHepa technology, as IQ Air’s products, are able to remove these tiny particles from your home.
Reducing your exposure to allergens is the key to preventing symptoms. Monitoring the levels of outdoor pollens and mold and planning your day accordingly will help you prevent seasonal allergy symptoms. It is very important to also limit your expose to allergens inside your home through the use of air purifiers, dehumidifiers, by regularly cleaning areas where dust can accumulate and using green cleaning products. Having a home allergy test conducted in your home is the best way to keep your family safe from any toxins or allergens that can lead to serious conditions. Focusing on prevention, rather than allergy remedies, will keep symptoms from happening in the first place.