Allergy Treatment Questions and Answers
Allergies can take on you, we do want you to know that there are ways to keep allergy symptoms at bay so that you do not have to surrender to them like a wounded soldier. Our physicians at Reddy Urgent Care can provide expert medical care to help you get rid of them! For more information, call us. We serve patients from Downtown Long Beach CA, Lakewood CA, Seal Beach CA, Anaheim CA, Cerritos CA, Torrance CA.
How can I improve my allergies?
If you are hoping to improve your allergic reaction symptoms, there are several different things you can try to go about doing that! However, before you try any of them, you should consult a doctor who can provide expert medical advice on what will help your specific allergy condition. Given your medical history, any medication you are taking, particular allergies, and current health status, they can let you know what is likely to help you and what is not expected to or what could harm you! With that said, there are certain things that you can do to avoid allergic reactions, minimize their effect when you have them and speed up your recovery from them by boosting your immune system, including the following:
- Avoid exposure to any known triggers, such as pollen, mold spores, dust mites, animal dander, or any foods you are allergic to
- Consider exercising regularly in proportion to your physical condition or fitness as per your doctor’s advice
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat foods that are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics
- Ensure that you are getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night
- Use a dehumidifier
For more ways to improve your allergies, we invite you to come to see us at Reddy Urgent Care or call us at (562) 726-1383! Our board-certified physicians can provide you with expert medical advice on how to improve your allergies.
What foods are bad for allergies?
Besides foods that you are specifically allergic to, which could include eggs, fish, milk, nuts, or wheat, there are some foods that you may not be allergic to that can make your allergy symptoms worse! Depending on your specific allergy, any of the following foods or drinks could worsen your allergy symptoms:
- Chocolate (especially milk chocolate)
- Dairy products
- Processed foods
The problem with many of the above foods and drinks when it comes to allergies is that they cause inflammation, which is the last thing you need when dealing with a stuffy nose, puffy eyes, or swollen rash!
Is coffee good for allergies?
Research has shown that coffee can, in fact, relieve the symptoms of specific allergies, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever). If you are a coffee drinker, that is good news for you! However, that does not mean one should drink coffee like water during an allergy season, as it is equally important to stay hydrated when fighting off an allergic reaction, if not even more critical. Thus, you don’t have to skip your morning coffee during allergy season, but you should still drink with moderation.
For expert allergy treatment in downtown Long Beach, CA, we welcome you to Reddy Urgent Care! For a walk-in appointment, come to 7772 Warner Ave, Suite 103, in Huntington Beach, CA, during the hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Monday to Friday or from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends.