What are some ways to get ahead of allergies before they wreck havoc upon our bodies?
Back then, we bought air purifiers that take allergens out of the air we breathe inside our home. Recently, though, I noticed that we started having sneezes and running noses in the house again, though no cough or post-nasal drip yet. What can we do to prevent full-blown allergy attacks before they start?
I should also note: we have pets (guinea pigs and dogs), and we love the outdoors. We don't like pharmaceutical regimens, but realize that at some point, we may have to take daily pills to prevent the allergies from turning into asthma (two of our relatives skipped allergy pharmaceuticals and later developed asthma).
We welcome your suggestions for preventative control of allergies before the physical/sick symptoms develop (and as well as any ideas you have for scientifically-proven alternatives to curing or controlling the problem after symptoms develop). Thanks!