Posted 9 months ago
It’s already a week into summer but why in the world am I feeling this way? I am sore allover and I have the stickiest cough. I guess the allergy bugs don’t recognize the seasons very much and they seem to strike whenever and whomever they prefer. But of all the people, why should it be me all the time? Why not my noisy neighbors or the FedEx guy who keeps throwing packages around? I think they deserve it way more than me. But with the luck I’ve been having lately, it figures that I am the one who always have to suffer these things.
I don’t know of which particular thing that is making me react this way today. Ever since I was little, I seem to be allergic to everything you could imagine. I am allergic to dust, to pollen things, allergic to dander, to some foods, a couple of insects, and a myriad of things I could no longer remember. Name a thing and chances are I was allergic to it at some point or another. I’m not kidding as I was truly like that back in the days. I was kind of weak as a child and I probably got genetics to thank for that.
Typical symptoms I have during such outbreaks include several combinations of runny nose, watery eyes, productive coughing due to fluid in lungs, uncontrollable sneezing, and even breaking out with hives all over my body and bloodshot eyes that would probably make Dracula green with envy.
I also have dabbled into different ways of treating my propensity for allergies. Ranging from the generic way of popping different kinds of colored pills, to the outright bizarre use of a magnetic water wand which is said to ionize the water it is immersed in and help cure any kind of allergies. But the thing that got me a whole lot better was the use of natural antihistamine.
Natural antihistamines are food items which limits the production of histamines in the body when it comes in contact with different kinds of allergens. Typical results of excess histamine production in the body includes swelling, runny nose, constricted air passageways and sometimes rash formation. So when you suppress histamine production in the body, you stop exhibiting allergic reactions.
Types of food know to be natural antihistamines include Vitamin C, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, tomatoes, ginger, parsley, chamomile, saffron, basil and garlic among other things. I make it a point to always try and include them in my every meal and it seems to work very well. It’s been five years since I had an intense allergic episode and I have these natural antihistamines to thank for it. Now if I can only find out what it is that triggered my current allergic reaction then I could include it in the things that I am already wary about and perhaps also to find out why.
Anyways, no one can truly have all the best things in life. And on that note, I also hope that no one has the majority of all the bad things in life like I am currently feeling right now. How I hate the sniffles.