Everyone in my house has allergies. My daughter and I have them bad enough that we have to take allergy medicine every day all year long. If I don’t take mine, I get hives and I usually end up with a sinus infection from the constant congestion. My daughter also has asthma. It was very overwhelming when she was first diagnosed, but eventually things calmed down and I got used to the treatments.
Things that help:
Allergy covers for your mattresses and pillows. Also, I think you’re sheets/blankets need to be washed at least once or twice a week in hot water. My allergist told me if I can run them through the hot cycle twice, that would be best. Vacuuming and dusting are important. My sister-in-law swears that those air filters help, but I have not tried one. Cutting down on stuffed animals and carpeting helps, if you can do that. Keep animals out of the bedroom.
The biggest thing that helped my husband - who used to get migraines from his allergies - were shots. He went through the whole thing and he very rarely gets a migraine now. He used to get them about every two months or so. My daughter is supposed to start shots soon, and that’s when I will do it too. I’ve heard they make a big difference.
Thankfully, I know nothing about food allergies. I think that would be the worst to deal with.