Wellness - Allergies | 0-18 yrs

Antihistamines To Treat Allergies

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Antihistamines are medicines to prevent and relieve allergy symptoms caused by common allergens such as pollen, pets, dust and food. Antihistamines are used to treat allergies and allergy symptoms including itchy eyes, runny nose and rashes. They come in the form of tablets, syrup, nasal sprays and eye drops. With urban development, there seems to be a rise in the use of antihistamines.

Medical science has made great advances in treating allergies and, today, we have antihistamines with no side effects. There are sedating and non-sedating options of antihistamines. Multiple brands are available and some are over-the-counter medicines. According to Antihistamine.com, “Taking just a few minutes to research the available options can alleviate your symptoms faster and can save you a lot of trouble later”. Some people cannot use antihistamines. It is important to seek a doctor’s advice on this matter. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can use only certain antihistamines. Your physician’s instruction is essential in making the right choice of antihistamine.

When it comes to your child, giving antihistamines to him can be a complicated task. Being a responsible parent, you need to know everything about the antihistamines your child takes. It is essential to know the exact dosage, the time they take to work and the side effects of the medicines. You should also closely monitor the intake of these medicines. And, you must know about natural antihistamines like basil and chamomile. There are antihistamine foods too such as onion and garlic.

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