Saturday, March 17, 2012

Health: Relief from Allergies

 Spring can mean allergy season in Austin, TX.
So I brushed up on what allergy medication to use for what symptoms.
.Austin is beautiful but I call it the Allergy Capital of Texas for a reason. From cedar fever, hay fever, to just nasal funk I deal with it several months a year. Of course your doctor will make the diagnosis and some of these recommendations below are RX only.

  If you have:
Runny , itchy eyes, sneezing   
You should take:
Nasal steroids, Rhinocort, Flonase, Nasonex,
Nasal anthistamines, Astepro, Astelin

If you have:
Itchy, red eyes
You should take:
Allergy eye drops, Patanol, Optivar, Elestat

If you have:
Nasal symptoms
general itching
throat tickle
You should take:
Non sedating oral antihistamines, Claritan, Zyrtec, Allegra, Xyzal

If you Have
Nasal congestion
You should take:
Decongestants, Sudafed, Claritin D, Zyrtec D

Credit: Information taken from 10/2011 Family Circle magazine. Photo from

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