Treating allergic rhinitis is not so hard if you identified the allergens that trigger the attacks. The best treatment is avoiding them by controlling the environment.
When it comes to medications, there are plenty to help you. The treatment for allergic rhinitis or hay fever is based on age and symptoms. For some reasons, these medications may not be applicable to your condition. In that case, you need to consult the pharmacist or doctor.
Antihistamines are the first choice of treatment for allergic rhinitis. Two types of antihistamines are available, sedating and the non-sedating. Obviously the type that can cause drowsiness is not advisable for people who need to operate machines or drive a vehicle. There are different preparations that you can find in the pharmacy, tablets, capsules, syrup, nasal sprays and eye drops. In order to treat a specific symptom, the right dosage form must be chosen. For example a person is experiencing itchy eyes cause by the pollen or other allergens, the ocular antihistamine is the correct form to use. For people with hay fever and having so much trouble with uncomfortable running nose, they can use the nasal spray.
There are many over-the-counter (OTC) preparations to choose from. There are also preparations that need a doctor’s prescription. If you are not sure what to use, ask the pharmacist.
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