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Is It a Spring Cold, or Are These Symptoms of Allergies?

Perhaps you've been dealing with the symptoms of allergies for many seasons now, but if you're experiencing watery eyes, a runny nose, and sneezing for the first time and you're wondering what's going on, you're not alone.

Surprisingly enough, seasonal allergies can strike at any age. When you experience them as an older adult, they can be particularly problematic because you may have other health conditions that allergies can exacerbate.

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How to Prevent Allergies

Stop allergies before they start. Learn about the best products available and how to choose the right products for your symptoms.

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Treat Allergies at RediClinic

When allergies attack, remember RediClinic. Our board-certified clinicians offer high-quality, affordable healthcare conveniently located in your neighborhood Rite Aid.

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Could Those Cold Symptoms Be Allergies?

The dreaded common cold. If you’ve ever had one, you know that it feels anything but common.

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Take Control of your Diabetes and Allergies

Spring is in the air—literally. Blooming flowers and budding trees can send your allergies into overdrive. And if you have diabetes, you face a few extra challenges when it comes to managing sniffling, sneezing, and stuffiness. Here’s how you can keep both diabetes and seasonal allergies under control.

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Could It Be a Food Allergy?

Maybe you’ve noticed that your stomach gets cranky after you have a bowl of cereal with milk, or your child gets red itchy skin bumps after certain meals or snacks. You may be wondering whether these are signs of food allergies or if they are caused by something else. Here’s the lowdown on food allergies and what to do if you think you might have one.

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To escape allergy symptoms, get a head start:

Begin treatment before spring begins, & stick with it throughout the season.

Pre-Treat Before Symptoms Start

Symptom: Runny nose, sneezing or itchy eyes

How to treat: Oral antihistamines block histamines that usually cause most allergy symptoms.

Rite Aid Certirizine, Diphenhydramine, Chlorpheniramine, Fexofenadine, or Loratadine, Allegra, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Xyzal

DID YOU KNOW? Histamines are the chemical that your body releases to help fight the irritation of allergens, but histamines can also cause allergy symptoms. For example, your body releases histamines to fight the pollens inhaled through your nose but also can cause a runny nose.

Symptom:Runny, stuffy or itchy nose or sneezing

How to treat:Ask your Rite Aid pharmacist if using a Nasal Allergy Spray with an oral antihistamine will help your allergy symptoms.

Flonase or Flonase Sensimist Allergy Relief, Nasacort Allergy 24HR, Rhinocort, Nasalcrom, Rite Aid Fluticasone and Budesonide

Symptom:Watery or itchy eyes

How to treat:Antihistamine eye drops block and prevent the release of histamines.

Treat During Allergy Season

Symptom: Runny nose, sneezing or itchy eyes

How to treat: Oral antihistamines block histamines that usually cause most allergy symptoms.

Rite Aid Certirizine, Diphenhydramine, Chlorpheniramine, Fexofenadine, or Loratadine, Allegra, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Xyzal

Symptom:Stuffy Nose

How to treat:Oral decongestants narrow blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the affected area to help clear congestion and improve breathing.

Rite Aid Pseudoephedrine, Nexafed, Sudafed

Symptom:Runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes.

How to treat: Oral antihistamine and decongestant combination products block histamines and help clear congestion and improve breathing.

Rite Aid Cetiri-D, Fexofenadine D, and Lorata-D, Allegra-D, Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D

DID YOU KNOW? The D listed after a brand name means the product contains a decongestant product.

Symptom:Stuffy Nose

How to treat:Nasal decongestants 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

Symptom:Runny and stuffy nose

How to treat:Saline rinses physically remove and thin out secretions. Plus, they may rinse out allergens and irritants.

Rite Aid Saline Nasal Spray, Xlear Saline Nasal Spray

Symptom:Itchy, watery and red eyes

How to treat: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

DID YOU KNOW? The A listed after a brand name means the product is designed to treat allergies.

Symptom:Itchy Dry Skin

How to treat:Use an ant-itch ointment on itchy dry area of the skin.

Cortizone 10, Benadryl Anti-Itch

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Manage your allergies means recognizing your symptoms and taking the correct medication before and throughout the allergy season. But with so many allergy medications available, choosing the right one can be confusing.

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