Allergy Home Remedies

Allergy Home Remedies

Top Home remedies for allergy

10 top remedies for allergy management include

  1. Clean your home once a week
  2. Wash your garments with warm water and dry under sunlight
  3. Wear face mask in cold weather, in windy season and in pollen season
  4. Stay away from pets if you are allergic to pet dander
  5. Remove carpeting and install hardwood or linoleum flooring
  6. Encase pillows, mattresses in dustproof covers
  7. Use air purifier /air conditioner
  8. Eat healthy food and vegetables
  9. Always check food labels if you have food allergy
  10. Get Flu vaccine and Pneumonia vaccine

Symptoms of  Allergy

  • Sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose
  • Itchy, watery and red eyes
  • Itchy nose and itchy throat
  • Skin itching
  • Postnasal drip
  • Coughing
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Tightness in the chest or chest pain
  • Wheezing sound
  • Trouble sleeping

only few of these symptoms may present at a time.

Common Treatments of  Allergy- 

  1. Antihistamines: Most common medicine used in mild to moderate allergic reaction.

Antihistamines include:

  • Fexofenadine
  • Levocetirizine
  • Cetirizine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Desloratadine
  • Loratadine
  1. Decongestants:

Decongestant can be used to relieve a stuffy nose and sinus pressure. But decongestant can only be used for shorter time usually for three days.

Decongestants include:

  • Oxymetazoline
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Phenylephrine
  • Cetirizine with pseudoephedrine
  1. Eye drops and nasal sprays:

Eye drops and nasal sprays can help relieve itchiness and other allergy-related symptoms for a short time.

  1. Corticosteroids: 

Corticosteroids can help with inflammation and immune responses. These do not cause a rebound effect. Steroid nasal sprays are commonly recommended as a long-term, useful way to manage allergy symptoms. Nasal steroid medications are the most effective medications.

  1. Immunotherapy: Your doctor may recommend immunotherapy, or allergy shots if you have severe allergies. You can use this treatment plan in conjunction with medications to control your symptoms. These shots decrease your immune response to particular allergens over time. They do require a long-term commitment to a treatment plan.
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