This is the first of my Survival Tips for Parents during Allergy Season! I’m sure that by now you’ve figured out how your child is affected by allergies and what symptoms they are having. The next thing to figure out is what kind of help can you get from allergists, immunologists, and other doctors. If you’re lucky you might be able to get a hold of your allergist during normal business hours, while the office closes. If not, you’ll have to endure the drive home from work, then the wait for hours in the lobby, and then you’ll have to make another trip home. On top of all of this you might even have to stay home with your newborn baby while all of this is going on.
When it comes to managing allergies you can’t buy the over-the-counter medications at the local pharmacy. You need a professional who can give you a prescription for medicine that will help you get your life back. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to go to the drugstore to get medication for your allergy, only to get ripped off because you were in the wrong size box. What’s worse is when the pharmacist thinks you need something different to treat your allergies. It can get so ridiculous that you just want to get away from the store.
So, here’s one Survival Tips for Parents during allergy season that will definitely help you to shorten your wait times. Make sure that you don’t let your baby sleep in bed with you. If you do then you run the risk of your baby contacting all of the dust and dirt that’s all over the house from where your child is playing. Yes, I know I’m saying this in a nice way, don’t you think? Just keep them away from places where there may be people sharing the same air, like daycare centers and schools.
When you take your baby outside, make sure that you wear some kind of filter on your mittens or gloves to trap the dirt and dust. I’d recommend an anti-bacterial powder for protection too. And even though your baby’s allergies are not going to disappear overnight they will lessen with time.
Another great Survival Tips for Parents for dealing with allergies is to drink plenty of water. Water is essential for flushing out toxins that cause allergies and other illnesses. Believe me, it’s worth it!
Avoid smoke and keep your house well ventilated. There’s no doubt that some of the stuff on the news today is full of chemicals that we’re unable to even see. If you have pets – get rid of them. They bring in a lot of allergens from their hair and fur.
Finally, if you can cut down on your stress – that alone will go a long way. When you are stressed about things – your body releases chemicals that cause inflammation and allergy symptoms. Try breathing exercises, yoga, meditation – anything that will get your mind clear and help you relax. This alone could drastically reduce your stress level and your allergies.
If none of these tips work and you still have seasonal allergies, don’t give up hope. There is a way to permanently cure yourself of seasonal allergies. I use a combination of natural techniques that have helped cure my allergies for the last 7 years. You can too! All it takes is the right information and some good old fashion determination.
My biggest tip is to be positive! I used to be a very pessimistic person and felt very disappointed with everything – including myself. Now I’m not so sure about things as I always try to look at the bright side and see what could be done. My motto now is “If I can do it, anyone can”. I think that everyone has the power to set goals and achieve them – including myself!
My next tip is to be resourceful and keep as many options open as possible. I used to be quite closed minded about the possibilities when it came to handling my allergies. Today I know that there are many different ways to get control of my allergies. I make sure to read everything I can get my hands on. I try out everything that comes my way – and I’ve found that a lot of it was pointless.
Finally, my most important piece of advice is to try not to be afraid. I had all these preconceived ideas about what I should or shouldn’t do – and I let them stop me from getting the help that I needed. If I had only been persistent, it’s likely that I wouldn’t be in the position that I am in today. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – I’m sure that you don’t have to do it alone! Just follow the tips that I’ve mentioned above and you’ll find that you will be able to get back on track in no time!