It’s often difficult to find the source of annoying allergies. Here are a few tips to make sure to avoid the hidden allergens from everyday life.
Keep the Vitamin C levels up
Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine since it helps in destroying the molecular structure of histamine thereby destroying the molecular structure of histamine thereby decreasing the amount of histamine in blood. Fruits like strawberries, papayas, pineapples, oranges, and kiwis, and vegetables like cauliflowers, broccoli & capsicums are excellent sources of Vitamin C.
Avoid using doormat made of Synthetic material
Door mats made of natural material attract lot of allergens which can cause allergic reactions. Door mats should be of synthetic material since mites, molds and fungus does not grow on them. Clean it weekly to avoid the dust.
After brushing your teeth, have a fish oil supplement every day
Leukotrienes are chemicals that contribute to the body’s allergic reactions. A study among patients suffering from Allergic asthma found that those who took fish oil supplements daily for a month had lower levels of leukotrienes.
Shoes should kept out before entering the house
Make sure that your family and your guests remove their shoes before entering the house to reduce the amount of dust, mold and other allergens tracked in.
Every week, wash your bed sheets in hot water
Most asthmatic symptoms occur due to dust which is accumulated on the bed sheets and the pillows. To prevent this, wash your bedding in boiling hot water and change your sheets at least once a week.
Clean your furniture and carpets with DOT
A study published in the journal Allergy found DOT, or disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, reduces dust mite populations and their associated allergen levels to undetectable levels for up to six months.