How to Prevent Allergies

Post Date: March 2017  |  Category: Allergies

Stop allergies before they start.

Use the guide below to learn about the best products available, then ask your Rite Aid pharmacist to help you choose the products that are right for your symptoms.

When a product has D by it, it means that the product is a decongestant.

If there's an A after the brand name, the product is designed to treat allergies.

Oral antihistamines and decongestants

These products block histamines and help clear congestion and improve breathing. Rite Aid Cetiri-D, Fexofenadine D, Lorata-D, Allegra-D, Clartin-D, Zyrtec-D.

Nasal decongestants

They narrow blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the affected area to help clear congestion and improve breathing. Do not use for more than 3 days. Rite Aid 12-hour Nasal Spray, Sinex Nasal Spray.

Saline Rinses

These products physically remove and thin out secretions. Plus, they may rinse out allergens and irritants. Rite Aid Saline Nasal Spray, Xlear Nasal Saline.

Combination Eye Drops

Narrow blood vessels and block histamines in the eye. Rite Aid Eye Allergy Relief Drops, Opcon-A, Clear Eyes Maximum Itchy Eye Relief, Naphcon-A, Visine-A, Zaditor.

 

Many products contain similar ingredients. Be sure to read labels carefully to avoid duplicate therapy. This information is not a substitute for medical advice, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid or subject to debate. Professional opinions and interpretations of scientific literature may vary. Consult your healthcare professional before making changes to your medicine regimen.

Sources: http://study.com/academy/lesson/histamine-definition-effects-role.html; http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/allergy-medications; http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/pretreatment


These articles are not a substitute for medical advice, and are not intended to treat or cure any disease. Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid, or subject to debate. Professional opinions and interpretations of scientific literature may vary. Consult your healthcare professional before making changes to your diet, exercise, or medication regime.