Can’t Stop Sneezing? Find Relief for Allergies Today

Keeping ourselves healthy is more important now more than ever because we don't want others to worry. Our decisions affect not only our lives but those of our family and friends. That's why we don our face masks, put on our face shields, and strive to keep a respectable distance from others. If our throats get itchy, we suppress the need to cough. When the need to sneeze beckons, we do our best to block it so people around us will be at ease.

For those who are dealing with allergies, abiding by these precautions is not enough. If our immune system is a little too excited to expel the allergens, then our nose, eyes, and mouth will react. Because some visible symptoms of COVID-19 are eerily similar to rhinitis, one can understand why coughing and sneezing can bring unnecessary stress. Aside from these two examples, the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (PSAAI) shares that allergies can manifest in these ways:

  • Runny nose

  • Congestion

  • Sneezing

  • Itchiness in the throat, nose, and eyes

While some may mistake the allergy symptoms for signs of the coronavirus, there is a clear distinction. According to a study published by Essilor, the main difference between allergies and the coronavirus is the presence of a fever. For the former, allergies rarely produce a fever. For the latter, most persons afflicted with COVID-19 come down with heightened temperature.

But for the peace of mind of those around you, we suggest keeping the telltale signs of rhinitis at bay. While each of us has different triggers, these are the most common ones according to the PSAAI:

  • Overall changes in temperature and air humidity
  • Smoke
  • Strong odors

Potential triggers inside the home

  • Dust mites

  • Dander from animals

  • Indoor molds

  • Cockroaches

Potential triggers outside the home

  • Pollen from trees, grass, and weeds

  • Outdoor molds

Aside from knowing what triggers your allergies and avoiding those situations, it is prudent to prepare for when those symptoms eventually occur. After all, we can only control our external environment to a certain extent. If we need to go somewhere with a multitude of allergens, then we need to take a proactive approach. To keep our excited histamines in check, you can choose a variety of products here at MyPharma. Here are three primary anti-allergy medicines you can purchase:

1. Allerta

Allerta gives less drowsy, fast relief from allergies.

It contains Loratadine, an anti-allergy ingredient. Loratadine blocks the substance that causes allergic symptoms (histamine). Loratadine is less likely to make you drowsy or dizzy than the older class of anti-allergy medicines.

2. Claritin

Claritin® provides relief of symptoms that over 200 different allergens can trigger. It offers non-drowsy relief of symptoms caused by allergens like those from pollen, mold, dust, and pets. Claritin® is an antihistamine, so it hinders the cascade triggered by allergens.

3. Benadryl

Benadryl® One offers fast, no-drowse, 24-hour allergy relief for adults and children 6 yrs and above. This product is available in 10mg Tablets.

As we slowly return to a sense of normalcy, we will start venturing outside our homes and into many different places. For the peace of mind of everyone around you, it is best to come prepared with either a pack of Allerta, Claritin, or Benadryl. So when allergens trigger your overly active immune system, you can do something to suppress the need to cough and sneeze. Or better yet, you can drink one of these antihistamines beforehand to protect your immune system proactively.

According to a prominent health journal in the United States, symptoms are easier to manage before they occur. All in all, being prepared is our best response.

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