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Allergy Relief

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EpiPen

EpiPen

EpiPen is an emergency treatment containing epinephrine and is used for severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings, medicines, foods and other substances.

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Telfast

Telfast (Fexofenadine)

Telfast is an antihistamine that is available on prescription. It is used to address the symptoms of hayfever and seasonal rhinitis.

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Nasonex

Nasonex Nasal Spray

Nasonex nasal spray offers effective relief from allergic rhinitis. It contains the active ingredient mometasone, which is a type of corticosteroid.

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Piriton

Piriton Syrup

The active ingredient in Piriton Syrup is chlorphenamine maleate which is an antihistamine. It helps to relieve allergic symptoms and itchy or irritated skin rashes.

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Loratadine

Loratadine

Loratadine 10 Mg Tablet is a popular antihistamine. Antihistamines work by stopping a substance called histamine which a chemical released in your body. By this occurrence in the body, the results in symptoms on the surface such as itching, watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.

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Cetirizine

Cetirizine Tablets

Cetirizine is a mainstream medication used to alleviate allergies. One factor that has made this medication very popular for its efficacy.

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Opticrom

Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops

Opticrom Allergy Eye Drops contain the active ingredient sodium cromoglicate, a non-steroid antihistamine used to treat red, watery, itchy eyes associated with hay fever, dust mite allergies and pet fur allergies. Antihistamines work by blocking the production of histamine, which is the body’s immune response to allergens, such as pollen.

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Piriteze

Piriteze Syrup

Piriteze syrup is an antihistamine used to treat allergies such as hay fever and other allergies. It may also be used to treat rashes and hives. It contains cetirizine hydrochloride, which works to block the body’s production of histamine, an immune system response to exposure to allergens. Symptoms of hay fever include itchy, dry eyes, sneezing and a blocked nose. 

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Zirtek

Zirtek Tablets

Zirtek tablets contain cetirizine dihydrochloride, which is a non-drowsy antihistamine. Antihistamines are used to combat the symptoms associated with hay fever, pet and dust allergies and hives. Allergic reactions occur as an immune response to an allergen, when the body releases histamine.

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Benadryl

Benadryl Allergy Relief

Benadryl Allergy Relief is a fast-acting tablet containing acrivastine which begins to relieve symptoms in15 minutes. It works well for sufferers of hay fever, pet allergies, skin irritation, and dust allergies.

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Nasacort

Nasacort Spray

as a preventative and to treat yearly or seasonal allergies. Symptoms treated include runny/stuffy/congested nose, itchy nose/throat/eyes, sneezing and rhinorrhea, and others in the class of allergic rhinitis.

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Pirinase

Pirinase Spray

Pirinase is a nasal spray that works to relieve nasal congestion and provide relief for hay fever symptoms. The active ingredient is fluticasone propionate,  which is a corticosteroid that responds the same as your natural body chemicals to reduce inflammation.

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Beconase

Beconase Aqueous

Beconase Aqueous Nasal spray is a steroid spray designed to treat allergic rhinitis symptoms of a runny nose, sneezing, nasal obstruction, sneezing or itching. Its active ingredient is beclometasone dipropionate, which is a corticosteroid that works by reducing swelling, inflammation hence relieving an itchy runny or decongested nose. 

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Beconase

Beconase Hayfever

Beconase Hayfever Relief is a non-prescription drug suitable for adults. It is designed to treat hay fever while providing relief to symptoms such as sneezing, runny and itchy nose, nasal congestion, eye symptoms and sinus discomfort. The active ingredient in Beconase Hay fever relief is beclometasone dipropionate, which is a type of steroid that provides anti-inflammatory effects. 

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About allergies

An allergy is an unpleasant bodily reaction to a specific substance, commonly referred to as an allergen. These reactions happen when the body has an immune response to this allergen which it considers to be an ‘attacker’, causing it to produce antibodies to fight against it.

Each time the body comes into contact with the allergen the body releases more antibodies. This leads to chemicals such as histamines being produced, which causes an allergic reaction. Common symptoms of these reactions include swelling or a tingling sensation in the face, eyes and mouth, sneezing, skin rashes and breathing difficulties.

Allergies can run in families and they can also be triggered by environmental factors. For example, studies have revealed that children are at an increased risk if they grow up in a home where people smoke, have pets, are exposed to dust mites and use antibiotics.

What causes allergies?

Something which can cause a fatal reaction in one person can create none at all in another, although the physiological process is the same in anyone experiencing any kind of reaction.

Allergens enter the body through contact with the skin, ingestion or inhalation and though there are many allergens that can cause allergic reactions, some of the most common include pollen, dust mites, animal skin or hair and particular types of food. When the allergen enters the body, the white blood cells release an antibody which attaches itself to a mast cell causing it to rupture and release a substance known as histamine, hence the term anti-histamine.

If you find you are experiencing an allergic reaction without any clear or known cause, it may be worth booking an appointment with your GP so they can run some tests to determine the source of your issue. If you or someone you know experiences a serious allergic reaction, it is important to call 999 and get medical attention as soon as possible.

Allergy Treatment Options

There are several options when it comes to allergy treatments depending on the severity of the reaction and whether it has been diagnosed by a doctor and prescribed with a stronger treatment such as an EpiPen, or self-diagnosed, in which case you would be looking to take an over the counter medication.

Allergy treatment options can include but are not limited to:

  • antihistamines
  • eye drops
  • nasal sprays
  • corticosteroids

There are lifestyle changes you can make and habits you can begin to support yourself with including:

  • using a saline sinus rinse to clean the nose after breathing in pollen
  • lower your homes’ temperature as dust mites thrive in homes which are set higher than 20 degrees centigrade. Keep it cool and the humidity levels low.
  • carry antihistamines with you.
How does allergy-relief treatment work?

The type of treatment you use will depend on the nature of your allergy. Here are the allergy-relief treatments Click Pharmacy provide:

Telfast (fexofenadine)

Telfast is a prescription-only medication that is used to treat and prevent hay fever. It comes in the form of a tablet that should be swallowed once a day to help ease symptoms. It can be taken when symptoms occur or as a preventative form of treatment if you suffer from regular bouts of hay fever. Telfast works by preventing the chemical histamine from being produced during an allergic reaction. The generic version of Telfast, fexofenadine, is also available and has a similar level of effective ness.

Nasonex Nasal Spray (mometasone)

Containing the active ingredient mometasone, Nasonex is a spray medication used to treat the nasal symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as a running nose and sneezing. It works by stopping the production of substances in the body that lead to the reaction.

EpiPen

EpiPen is a brand of an adrenaline pen that is prescription-only. It contains a single dose of adrenaline which is given to people suffering from a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms of the allergy may include tingling and swelling of the eyes, lips and face, itchy skin and rashes, difficulty breathing and a tightening of the throat.

Are there any side effects to allergy-relief treatment?

The side effects of antihistamines are generally positive as they are designed to bring down a reaction to the allergen in question, and even more so in the newer versions of the drugs which are generally well tolerated with little to no adverse reaction.

In some situations, though uncommon, there can be negative after-effects of taking these types of medication. For example:

Telfast (fexofenadine)

Telfast can give users low levels of drowsiness as well as headaches, a dry mouth and dizziness.

Nasonex Nasal Spray (mometasone)

Nasonex has a few possible side effects including a stuffy nose, nausea, a cough and a headache.

EpiPen

EpiPens may create side effects including nausea, vomiting and sweating.

For more information on these treatments, consult your GP or contact one of our healthcare specialists here at Click.