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Medication In Allergy Relief

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More and more people are known to have allergies each day. It is a known fact that 1 in 4 Americans have allergies. With the high rate of known allergies, soon 50% of the US Citizens will be diagnosed with some type of allergy. Experts are struggling harder than ever to find cures so that people can continue living their normal lives.

Medications
Much different medication can be bought now to treat allergies. Your physician prescribes some medications and some can be purchased over-the-counter. Prescription medicine is being prescribed to more than 50% of the known allergy patients and 35% are taking over the counter.

Oral antihistamines are the most common medications that are being prescribed now. Most of the oral antihistamines will cause drowsiness and can be bought over-the-counter; there is also the non-drowsy but it has to be prescribed by a physician. Not all allergy patients get the full effect from the non-drowsy so they have to go back to the other one.

Oral antihistamines are not a permanent relief; short term only. When taking oral antihistamines read all warnings; this medication will react the same way as if you were to be picked up for OUIL or DUI. The oral treatment can cause drowsiness, and keep your brain from thinking and functioning in a normal way. Other side effects may include anxiety, nausea, and loss of appetite, dry mouth, and dizziness.

Doctors recommend Benadryl as a temporary quick fix because of its fast action until you can get in to see them. Benadryl is a good product to keep in the medicine cabinet for the relief of itching caused from poison ivy and oak, sunburns and insect bites as well as relieving the itching caused from allergies. Use with caution and read the side effects on the labels, not everyone can use Benadryl.

Antihistamines can be bought as a nasal spray also when prescribed by the doctor. Doctors seem to think that it increases the concentration where needed and help to relieve the allergy symptoms at the same time. Using the nasal spray helps to relieve the allergy symptoms up to 12 hours. There are side effects so be sure to read the warnings as you would any medication some of them are headaches, drowsiness, and has a bitter taste as it drips through the nasal passage.

Medication for the eyes comes in over-the-counter in a teardrop form. This is to wash out the eye to help relieve the redness and the antihistamines reduce the itching.

Prescribed medication for the eyes is given for different reasons. Antihistamine drops are prescribed for the redness, itching, and swelling in the eyes.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drops are given for the mast cell stabilizer effect to prevent the release of histamine. For the chronic symptoms like the itching and swelling Corti-Costeroids drops are given. As all medications be sure to consult your physician before using if you are not for certain what you need.

Decongestants come in oral and nasal sprays helping to relieve the allergy symptoms letting you have a better night of sleep. It opens the nasal passages so you are relieved from that stuffy nose feeling. Decongestants can be bought in pill form, sprays and liquids. Like all medications, there are side effects and warnings so are sure to read the label before using. Doctors advice that people who have heart disease, diabetes, and are taking certain antidepressants not to take decongestion sprays, liquids, etc.

You can find many allergy relief articles and methods for relieving allergy symptoms on the Internet and in books. Do some research and talk to your doctor about getting relief to a more normal life.


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