Allergies and Hayfever: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
We all steer toward a healthier lifestyle – less stress, eating healthier, exercising daily, and of course eating superfoods like bee pollen. However, for some people, certain superfoods can be irritating, and even deadly. Aside from food allergies, there are many other causes which we’ll discuss in addition. If you have hayfever allergies, there are many hayfever tablets that will help you ease and treat annoying allergy symptoms.
Allergy, Symptoms & Causes
What is allergy in simple words? – you may ask. Allergy is a reaction to foreign substances. These substances are known as allergens and they can be found in pets, dust mites, pollen, foods, moulds, ticks, insects, and some medications. Since your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy, it fights these pathogens.
Because of allergies, you will experience symptoms which are the result of several factors. These factors include the type of allergy you have and how severe it is. For instance, food allergies can trigger fatigue, nausea, swelling, hives, etc. If you have seasonal allergies, you may have hay fever symptoms which can mimic those of a cold. They include runny nose, congestion, and swollen eyes. In addition, severe allergies can cause anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening emergency that can lead to breathing difficulties, loss of consciousness, and lightheadedness. In case you experience these symptoms after coming in contact with a possible allergen, you should immediately seek medical help.
“Can allergies be cured?” – is probably the question that follows. No, allergies can’t be completely cured. But, as we already mentioned, there are numerous allergy tablets that will help you prevent and treat allergy symptoms, so let’s check in more detail some of the most effective and commonly used ones.
Medications That Help You Prevent and Treat Your Symptoms
Aller Eze Tablets
When looking for commonly used and effective allergy tablets, Aller Eze tablets are some of the first that you will be offered in a pharmacy. These tablets belong to the allergy medications known as antihistamines -medicines that reduce or block histamines, so they stop allergy symptoms. These hay fever tablets are used in the treatment of a different allergic condition, such as swelling, rashes, itching, blocked and runny nose, sneezing, etc. The right dosage for you will depend on what are you taking them for, so you should consult a pharmacist. You may need to take the tablets only on days when you have symptoms, or you may need to take them every day so you can prevent the symptoms.
Compared to other antihistamine medicines, Aller Exe tablets don’t make you feel that sleepy, however, they still cause some amount of dizziness. Hence, it’s not advisable to drive or do anything that requires attention while taking them.
Aerius is a medicine that contains the active ingredient desloratadine. These tablets are used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages caused by an allergy) or urticaria (a skin condition caused by an allergy, with symptoms like hives and itching). Aerius tablets are available as regular tablets, orodispersible tablets (tablets that dissolve in the mouth), and as a syrup for small children. The syrup has a yummy bubblegum flavour, so it’s easy to administer to children. On the other hand, tablets are easy to swallow, provide 24 hours relief of the symptoms and don’t make you feel drowsy. Aerius tablets are available without a prescription.
Fexo 180 Tablets
Fexo 180 are allergy tablets for relieving the symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis and urticaria in adults and children older than 12 years. These tablets relieve symptoms like sneezing, itchy throat, itchy and runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, itchy skin rash, swelling related to allergies and hives, and similar. They don’t cause drowsiness, act fast and don’t contain any artificial colours, preservatives, sucrose, gluten and glucose. You can buy them from pharmacies without a prescription.
Loratadine is another antihistamine which provides quick 24-hour relief from the allergy symptoms that include hayfever, hives, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, itchy rash, sneezing, and similar. These are non-drowsy tablets and don’t contain gluten or glucose. The right dosage for you will be based on your age and your condition. All in all, these capsules are not recommended for children younger than 6 years, unless of course, directed by the doctor.
Claratyne tablets are a fast and non-drowsy relief from symptoms like sneezing, itchy watery eyes and runny nose from the seasonal hayfever allergies. This antihistamine works by blocking the effects of histamines, and so helps relieve the allergy symptoms. Just one dose a day will provide a relief that will last for 24 hours. These tablets are also suitable for year-round allergies.
Aside from all the above-mentioned allergy tablets, there are also many natural ways that may help you ease the allergy symptoms. Those that are believed to be the most effective include managing stress, considering apple cider vinegar, i.e. mixing one to two tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and lemon juice, detoxing the body, using essential oil blends that will do wonders for your well-being and they include lavender oil, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, peppermint, and others.