You have probably heard a lot about allergies. Either you know someone with allergies, or you are an allergy sufferer yourself. No matter what, you surely know the difficulty allergies often cause. Thankfully, the article you are about to read will give you advice for treating allergies.

Although you may be enticed to open your windows to save cooling costs during nice weather, keep them closed. But, doing so could exacerbate your allergies. Use a HEPA filter with your air conditioner to reduce indoor allergens. It might not be as fresh as fresh air, but your breathing will improve.

Skin tests can detect the presence of an allergy, but they are far less useful for predicting how severe the reaction will be when you encounter the allergen in the real world. For instance, tests may show that you have difficulties with a kind of spore. It is possible, however, that you may experience extremely mild symptoms in the presence of the allergen; you may not notice any discomfort at all.

Did you know that the body could be the main cause of the allergic reaction that you are experiencing? This is definitely true! As you do the regular things you do throughout the day, pollen and dust sticks into your hair, body and clothing. By bedtime, you have collected enough allergens to cause difficulty breathing properly while you sleep. Try showering and wear fresh night-clothes prior to sleeping in order to sleep good at night.

If you’re exercising when pollen levels are high, try doing it in the late evening or early morning. According to studies, if you workout at such times you will run into the lowest possible levels of pollen.

Help keep allergens at bay by not opening windows. If your windows are open, you invite irritating pollen into the home. In addition, be sure to periodically check any filters in your home, such as those in air conditioning units, so they can be cleaned and continue to work efficiently.

Sometimes pet owners wonder if their pets contribute to their allergies. A trip to your general practitioner for an allergy panel will quickly put your questions to rest. You won’t necessarily have to rehome your pet, but you might have to take anti-allergy medication.

Most people who suffer from allergies have been told to use humidifiers in their bedroom in order to moisten the airways during sleep. If you have a carpet or rug in your room, mold spores can grow there thanks to the humidifier. Try using saline spray prior to bed for keeping your nasal passages moist.

Clean your bathroom. Bathrooms attract and collect mold, so they need a good scrubbing at least once weekly. Wipe the walls down with a bleach/water mixture to clean the mold. This also stops new mold from growing, which could make your allergies even worse.

As you can probably see, there are many different remedies you can start using to treat your allergies. It’s not necessary to continue to suffer from allergy symptoms without help. After careful application of these suggestions, you can begin to rest easy.