Avoidance is the best way to keep nasal allergies under control. First, you have to know exactly what triggers your allergy symptoms. While allergy tests can pinpoint specific allergens, you also play an important role in identifying your sensitivities. The more you know about what triggers your symptoms, the more successful you'll be in avoiding them.

The symptoms of nasal allergy can make your life miserable. They can get in the way of everything you want to do from getting enough rest at night to finding the energy even for routine tasks. But they don't have to hold that much power over you. There are things you can do to set yourself free.

Can tracking information help me?

The first step in gaining control is to track not only what causes your symptoms but also what keeps them at bay in order to learn what's triggering your symptoms. It could be dust mites, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, or something else. It may take some time and a lot of research to identify all the substances to which you are sensitive. You can also use a personal diary to monitor how your medications or allergy shots work and to learn what avoidance strategies work for you.