For many, allergy season is a terrible time that they would rather skip altogether. However, with the most common allergies affecting 1 in 10 people in Australia, there are now lots of options to combat allergy symptoms. Some of the most common solutions to offer relief for those with an allergy include:
Anti-histamines and other allergy medication
The sniffles are one of the most common allergy symptoms for many sufferers. For those with hay fever, over-the-counter products such as Claratyne, Telfast and Zyrtec are an essential in the bathroom cupboard. This will help ease the symptoms of your allergies and allow you to enjoy the season. Many antihistamines can also treat hives and other seasonal symptoms.
If your allergies are a little more severe, you may need something different or stronger than over-the-counter products. If this is the case for you, it is important to book in with your doctor who can prescribe treatments or refer you to a specialist. However, for most people, over-the-counter medicine is enough.
Long term solutions
While medication can treat the allergy temporarily, it is also important to make some life changes in order to ease allergy symptoms and reduce the need for medication. For example, you could try replacing carpet with floorboards, staying away from flowers and certain animals and wearing clothing with good coverage.
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