100 health tips 31 / 40: ALLERGIES


  1. Use a diary to keep track of your activities what you eat. Write down when you are experiencing an allergic reaction. This might give some insight in the cause of your allergy. Allergic reactions are not only food related. Sometimes scents, soap, cosmetics, clothing fabrics or animals can produce an allergic reaction.
  2. Do not hesitate to ask for the ingredients that are used in dishes in restaurants. It is also a good idea to let the host of a party you are going to know you are allergic to certain things. If you’re not sure whether a dish contains something you are allergic to, it is best to ask. And just in case, make sure you are always carrying the right medicines with you.
  3. If you can have a very strong allergic reaction, it is best to wear an allergy bracelet that has the sign of your allergy on it. This is helpful information for people who are trying to help you whenever you are experiencing an attack. It is also important to tell your family and friends about your allergy.
  4. Go to a specialist who can help you find out what it is exactly that you are allergic to and provide you with the right medicines.
  5. There are many common allergens and it might be a good idea for you to compare those symptoms to your own. If you see many similarities you can try to avoid the possible causes. If it works you might not even have to go to a doctor!
  6. As soon as you know what you are allergic to, changing your habits would be best. But don’t just remove a certain nutrient from your diet! Look for a replacement to make sure your diet remains balanced.
  7. The hardest thing is when you are allergic to a food you really love. But even in such a case you will have to go on without it. It isn’t easy, but unfortunately it is necessary. Certain
  8. If you are allergic to specific nut, it might be better not to eat any other nuts either. Your allergen might be present in other nuts as well. It will be easier to find out which foods and products you have to avoid if you know what your allergen is.
  9. Stress and other kinds of tension can also cause an allergic reaction to take place. Try to find out when it happens en counter the tension with relaxation, meditation, reflection or another method. If you are not allergic to milk, you might want to try drinking a glass of milk before you go to bed. It can help you sleep better, and this reduces stress.
  10. Keep up your guard! Allergic reactions can happen at all times. Don’t think of only the here and now, but look ahead for possible causes. Make sure you are prepared, especially when you are not at your own home. Being careful can prevent panic and keep you and your surrounding safe.

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