There are many ways to take care of your allergies. Some people prefer over-the-counter medication, while others will use home remedies that have been passed down through generations. With so many different ways to choose from, it can be challenging to know what is right for you and how much relief each method will provide you with. In this blog post, we’ll discuss six different ways to take care of your allergies, including which types of allergy sufferers they work best for.
Option One – Over the Counter Medication
Over-the-counter medication works best for people who have allergies to pollen and dust. You may start to feel the relief usually immediately but may be short-lived or cause drowsiness in some cases. In some cases, it may not work well if you also have nasal congestion due to a cold or flu because it can lead to dry mouth, like an unwanted side effect of using this form of medication. It is usually taken two times per day with maximum doses at 800mg each time for adults (unless directed otherwise by your doctor). This option is also very affordable when bought from high street retailers – however, prescription options are available on private medical insurance plans, which will often provide a cheaper monthly outlay than paying upfront.
Option Two – Home Remedies
Every family has a home remedy or two that’s been passed down for future generations; these home remedies also work best for people with allergies to pollen and dust. Relief can be found from natural remedies such as lemon, honey, and basil leaves which can help reduce nasal inflammation – however, relief may take up to 12 hours to feel optimal. Other remedies include net pots/pouches/bottles and eye drops which often provide instant relief when used alongside other home remedies. You can also opt for investing in an air purifier to remove any allergens from the air inside your home – this has worked extremely well for people who have pets or are allergic to pollen when spring arrives.
Option Three – Nasal Sprays
Nasal sprays work best for people with allergies to pollen, dust, and pet hair. It is also effective if you feel congested or stuffed and need help opening up your sinuses. There are a few different nasal sprays to choose from, and they tend to be one of the options that work the fastest when your allergies hit. In some cases, nasal sprays are only to be used for a few days, so it would be wise to consult with your healthcare professional as nasal sprays can also do some damage if used for extended periods of time. Nasal sprays also work wonders alongside other forms of treatment like diet changes, antihistamines, and decongestants.
Option Four: Decongestant Medication
Decongestant medication works best if you also suffer from hay fever, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, or COPD, in addition to allergies. Relief can occur within six hours. However, it may cause drowsiness in some cases – so it would be wise to stay at home when taking these medications, especially if your doctor prescribes a few that should be taken simultaneously. It can provide relief for up to five days depending on severity but usually only works well alongside other treatments like diet changes, antihistamines, and nasal sprays. When decongestant medication is used in conjunction with nasal sprays, the relief should be felt within a few hours.
It’s up to you to decide which option works best for you – who knows. It may even be a combination of more than one? These are just four of the most efficient ways you can take care of your allergies and kick them to the curb and stay healthy or year long!
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