|This makes pedicures a critical part of my summer!|
|Not my actual wasp. But I'm sure they're related somehow.|
That's when I suddenly, surprisingly, found out I am allergic to wasp stings. I felt my chest get tight, my throat swell, my stomach churn, and my fear heighten. Redness spread up over my ankle and my foot was on fire. In retrospect, we probably should have called 911, but luckily I survived anyway. We called my husband to come get me, and I took some medicine and a pain killer to get things under control. These days I carry an Epi-pen, as my reaction may worsen with future stings. And I keep Benadryl on hand just in case too.
Whether combating symptoms from a milder allergic reaction, or fighting the more common seasonal allergy symptoms many of us face, an antihistamine is a critical component of your family's medicine cabinet. Do you know what to do when an allergic reaction strikes and how to avoid one?
Both Boo and I suffer from seasonal allergies, and the Teen used to as well, though he's grown out of the worst ones. Windows closed and A/C on is the best way to keep cool when pollens and other environmental irritants are your allergy triggers. And, as the infographic suggests - keep an eye on local pollen forecasts. It's great how common these forecasts have become over the last few years, helping to identify good and bad days to get outside.
How about you? Do you or members of your family suffer from any allergies? How do you deal with them?