Allergy Symptoms and the Corresponding Treatment

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Having trouble breathing? Decongestants can help relieve congestion in the sinuses and around the eyes.

Having trouble breathing? Decongestants can help relieve congestion in the sinuses and around the eyes.

 

 

 

 

It’s officially spring. And while that can mean flowers blooming, for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies spring is also filled with runny noses and itchy eyes. Your health care provider can recommend over-the-counter treatments and prescribe medications to keep those allergies at bay.

 

There are several types of allergy treatments you can discuss with your health care provider. These include:

  • Antihistamines:

    These common allergy medications block the release of the allergy symptom causing chemical known as histamines.

  • Corticosteroids:

    Most often in the form of nasal sprays, these treatment options can help prevent the release of more histamines during an allergic reaction.

  • Decongestants:

    These medications can help relieve congestion in the sinuses and around the eyes, helping you breathe easier.

  • Asthma Inhalers:

    These steroid inhalers are used for quick symptom relief in the event of an allergy-induced asthma attack. These should only be used as needed in emergency situations.

 

Don’t forget to visit your health care provider to discuss your symptoms and find the specific treatment plan that’s right for you.