Allergies are on the rise all around the globe, including in Thailand. They occur when our immune system reacts to allergic substances in the environment. Different people may be allergic to different substances. On the other hand, the same allergic substance may cause different allergic symptoms at different degree of severity.
“ According to the researches, dust mite is considered as the significant factor contributing to the dramatic increase in respiratory allergies in Thailand. ”
The symptoms of allergies are varied among individuals, ranging from itchy eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, breathing difficulties, asthma. Some possible symptoms of allergies are:
Allergy is mostly found in children, aged 1 – 8 years old, due to low level of immunity. It is also common in elderly people, aged over 55 years old, as their immune systems are declined.
Allergy cannot be permanently cured. However, we can prevent the symptoms to appear by avoiding the allergens. When you face the stimulus, the symptoms will reoccur again.
Most of allergens are found in your mattress and pillows. During 8-10 hours of sleeping, we breathe and allow allergens to get into the body. Therefore, the symptoms occurs after you wake up.
The best way to prevent allergy is to avoid allergens. If you know you allergic to seafood, so you should avoid to eating seafood. If you know you allergic to dust, so you should avoid dust and dust-mites. The key to healthy life is eating nutritious foods, adequate sleep, cleaning the house especially “mattress”.