Allergies are a huge ailment for a lot of people. Dust, food, pet dander, pollen are just a few things people can be allergic to. Thankfully there are many prescription drugs to alleviate the symptoms of allergies. There are many varieties of prescription drugs that your health care, provider can prescribe for your symptoms; multi-symptom, long lasting, short term. These include a variety of methods as well, such as, nasal sprays, pills, eye drops and liquid suspension medication.
Prescription drugs have are much more effective than their over the counter competitors. Over the counter drugs for allergies tend to cause drowsiness and typically their effectiveness does not last as long as prescription drugs. Antihistamines help relieve sneezing, runny nose, and itchy watery eyes. Nasal sprays containing corticosteroids relieve and prevent symptoms such as, sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes and a stuffy nose. There are also nasal sprays that can stop a runny nose but they do not alleviate a stuffy nose. Eye drops can alleviate dry eyes, eye redness and itching that is caused by allergies. Allergy injections are prescription drugs that can be administered and are the closest the medical community has come to a cure for allergies. These injections are given over several weeks and/or months to desensitize your immune system for the particular allergens that are affecting you.
If you think you are suffering from allergies talk to your health care provider about your options. Have a complete physical e am to rule out any other possible causes for your symptoms. There are many tests out there that can narrow down what you are allergic to. After you have diagnosis you can discuss the prescription drugs that will be most beneficial and convenient for you. As with all prescription drugs do not start an allergy relief program without first consulting your healthcare provider.
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