General Precautions

Allergic to pollen?

  • Use humidifiers and air conditioners with pollen filters (HEPPA Filter)
  • Keep windows closed in cars
  • Keep windows closed in the early morning and the evening twilight (the daily periods of higher pollination)
  • Shower and change clothes when returning home (pollen could have deposited on hair and clothing)
  • Make nasal irrigations when waking, at midday and before going to sleep
  • Take vacations in regions and seasons with low pollen concentrations
  • Avoid irritating elements like smoke, dust, sprays or insect repellants
  • Remain updated on pollen count information.
 

Allergic to mites?

  • Remove carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture, particularly in the bedroom
  • Cover up the mattress and pillow with special mite-proof covers
  • Frequently wash bed clothes with hot water (60ºC)
  • Utilize dehumidifiers to maintain humidity below 50%
  • Utilize a powerful vacuum cleaner with mite filters, keeping the windows open when vacuuming. Applying vacuum cleaners to mattresses or pillows is not efficient
  • Utilize mite insecticides.
 

Allergy to mold?

  • Avoid walks in forests with decomposing organic matter, particularly on dry and windy days
  • Remove the humidity in the house. Identify the hidden humidity areas (for example, wallpaper-covered walls)
  • Clean humidity spots with bleach
  • Avoid interior plants, mainly those having plates for accumulating water.
  • Avoid staying in humid areas like cellars.
  • Ventilation is essential in houses.
  • Maintain mild temperatures and use dehumidifiers if necessary to maintain relative humidity under 50%.

Allergic to hymenoptera?

Patients who are allergic to wasps and bees must bear in mind a number of precautions, particularly in areas with an abundance of flowers and vegetation. Some of these precautions are:

  • Avoid clothing with bright colors or printed designs
  • Avoid walking barefoot or with sandals
  • Avoid perfumes or cosmetics with intense scents that could attract insects
  • Avoid activities in areas with an abundance of flowers
  • In the presence of a wasp or a bee, avoid sudden movements or attempts to kill it or scare it away
  • For bee stings, it is important to remove the needle from the skin, taking care to avoid placing pressure on the sac
  • If allergy to bees is confirmed, it is advisable to refrain from beekeeping activities
  • If the allergy is against wasps, it is advisable to avoid open air picnics and participation in tasks like grape or fruit harvesting.
  • If confirmed allergic keep a small emergency kit. It should include adrenalin and anti histamines.
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