Seasonal allergies are a prevalent condition among children and adults alike and can really get in the way of everyday activities of the sufferer. Commonly characterized by a congested nose, itchy/burning eyes and sore throat; seasonal allergy symptoms sometimes mimic those of a cold. If symptoms persist for more than a few weeks however, allergies may be the cause. Your doctor may prescribe an allergy medicine such as Allegra depending on your individual symptoms, medical history and overall health.
Allegra is an antihistamine which provides relief from the symptoms of allergies by reducing or eliminating natural histamines in the body which occur as a response to an allergen. Once the production of histamines is hindered, most of the symptoms being experienced by an individual will greatly diminish or disappear completely. Unlike many other antihistamines, Allegra is non-sedating and does not make the user drowsy.
Usually taken twice a day, in the morning and at night, Allegra provides all day relief for allergy sufferers and is generally well tolerated. As when starting any medication, provide your doctor with a complete list of prescription and over the counter medications as well as any vitamin supplements being currently taken. For example, taking an antacid which contains magnesium close to taking an Allegra can block the effects thereby depriving the individual of optimal relief.
Allegra is suitable for children as well as adults and can allow children to resume normal outdoors activity without suffering from allergy symptoms. Allegra Oral Suspension is specifically formulated for children and is available in flavors such as Raspberry Cream. As in adults, Allegra does not make children drowsy so it should not interfere with school or other activities. However, Allegra has not been approved for use in children younger than six years of age.
Suffering from seasonal allergies can be a thing of the past if provided with the suitable allergy medication for your individual needs.
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