Home > Newsletters > Need to Know > Set up an air filter at home 30 January 2015 Stress and your allergies 0 Try reducing your stress to lessen allergic reactions. When your stress levels rise so do levels of cytokines, our allergic-response proteins. If you feel an allergic reaction coming on, breathe deeply, listen to music or go for a work out.Read: Veld fires could be making your allergies worseThis allergy health tip is brought to you by Pharma Dynamics is one of the leading generic pharmaceutical companies in South Africa More: Need to KnowSet up an air filter at home advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Baby with ‘water on the brain’ fights to stay alive Medical ‘Facing the possibility of death showed me the value of life’ Medical Could a universal flu vaccine soon be a reality? Diet and nutrition The world is getting fatter and fatter Lifestyle ‘I conquered my fear of heights by climbing to the top of a 15-metre high wall’ Medical Gum disease can be prevented From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.