Allergies: What could be best suitable treatment(s) to calm allergies?

Runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin … From hay fever to skin reactions in the fall of primptemps treatments exist to effectively relieve allergies.

Allergic rhinitis and skin-related reactions to stings (bee, nettle) have a common point: the release of histamine and inflammatory substances. It appears after a period of sensitization to the allergen: dust, animal dander, dust mites or pollens that are responsible for the famous hayfever.

Symptoms range to disrupt sleep sneezing, runny nose, nasal obstruction, and sometimes itching and watery eyes. The first step to take is to frequently wash your nasal passages and eyes with saline to remove as much allergen. In parallel, a nasal and / or eye drops solution soothe permanently.

WHAT TREATMENTS AGAINST HAY FEVER?

Nasal solutions containing cromolyn sodium improves moderate symptoms: sneezing and runny nose. In case of severe discomfort, nasal corticosteroid (prescription) is usually effective but causes more side effects (local irritation). In the long term, non-drug solutions are worth trying (Prevalin,Rhinolaya Protect …).

To quickly relieve an attack of allergic conjunctivitis, choose an antihistamine eye drops. Other suitable relay drops or immediately if discomfort is moderate (Naaxia, Opticron…).

HOW TO RELIEVE ALLERGIC SKIN IRRITATIONS?

After removing the stinger and possible disinfection, an antihistamine cream or a topical corticosteroid relieves itching, redness and / or swelling or hives local small bit extended.

These treatments are also suitable in case of irritation due to food or by contact with a household product, a garment … All most serious manifestations – edema extending, malaise, difficulty breathing – are the urgency and need to call a doctor.

WHEN TO USE AN ORAL ANTIHISTAMINE?

When local treatments do not help enough, an oral antihistamine is indicated. Cetirizine (Zyrtecset, Alairgix …) or loratadine (Doliallergie …) molecules are preferred because little sedative.

In case of hay fever, the association with pseudoephedrine, a decongestant, is interesting, especially if nasal obstruction is troublesome (Actifed Duo LP Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Rhinitis Humex).

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