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 Medical first: Twins treated for rare condition while still in the womb News SAHRC overseeing HIV patients' transfer to public health facilities Medical 7 reasons why your sinusitis could be worse in winter Lifestyle How skipping this much sleep makes arguing with your partner more dangerous Fitness Unlock your best performance with these 4 mindset tips Lifestyle SEE: How many people smoke around the world? 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.