An allergy management plan is key to preventing allergic reactions. It is also necessary to control your allergies. Work with your doctor to create your allergy management plan.
Controlling your allergies and preventing allergic reactions depends on your type of allergy. Here are some ways to manage your allergies:
Avoid your allergens. This is very important but not always easy. Some allergens are easier to avoid than others. When you can’t avoid an allergen, try to reduce your contact with it.
Take your medicines as prescribed. They can be helpful for managing your symptoms. Take them while also avoiding allergens.
If you are at risk for anaphylaxis, keep your epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times. Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction. It is only available through a prescription from your doctor.
Keep a diary. Track what you do, what you eat, when symptoms occur and what seems to help. This may help you and your doctor find what causes or worsens your symptoms.