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Tips At Mabisang Gamot sa Allergy Tuwing Tag-Ulan

Sneezing and coughing? Don’t worry, here are some reliable tips to manage allergies that act up during tag-ulan.

Rainy days are a welcome break from the heat, but they also create a perfect environment for allergens like dust mites, mold, pollen, and cockroaches to thrive.

That’s why if you’ve ever experienced getting funny looks in public when your allergies are acting up, know that you’re not alone. Many Filipinos also experience allergies during the wet season.

And as we’ve all become more cautious and intentional with our personal hygiene, we understand how you would also want to allay other people’s fears and ensure that it’s just your allergies at work.

Ready to make your rainy days better? Let your Kapitbahay Pharmacy guide you on the basic knowledge about allergens, managing allergic rhinitis, and practical tips to keep your allergies under control.

Paano nagkakaroon ng allergies?

Allergies occur when our immune system reacts to substances, known as allergens. These can range from food, pollen, pet dander, mold, and other substances that aren’t usually harmless to those who aren’t allergic to them. Having allergies would all depend on what your body is hypersensitive to.

For some people, these allergens trigger responses like sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and even difficulty breathing.

Bakit laganap ang allergies sa tag-ulan?

The rainy weather makes the most suitable conditions for certain allergens making the season a peak time for allergies to flare up.

Here are some of most common allergens in the wet season:

  • Dust Mites: These love warm, damp areas and surfaces, and can cause symptoms like sneezing and a runny nose.
  • Mold: Mold thrives in moist conditions and can cause serious respiratory issues.
  • Pollen: With strong winds and rain, there may also be more pollen dispersed in the air, which can result in itchy eyes and runny nose.
  • Cockroaches: Make sure to keep your home clean and tidy to deter cockroaches that may seek shelter inside homes during the wet season. Their droppings can also cause allergic reactions.

Allergic Rhinitis vs Sinusitis: What's the Difference?

If you’re having some difficulties in rainy weather, it helps to know the proper treatment for relief. Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis may share the same symptoms which often leaves many people confused. But understanding the difference between the two is crucial for effective treatment.

Allergic Rhinitis, also called hay fever, is caused by an allergic response to allergens like dust, mold, or pollen. Symptoms include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and itchy or watery eyes.

Sinusitis, on the other hand, is an inflammation of the sinuses often due to an infection. This condition leads to symptoms like nasal congestion, facial pain or pressure, and a reduced sense of smell.

For allergic rhinitis, avoiding allergens and using over-the-counter antihistamines can often help manage symptoms. For sinusitis, treatment may include the use of decongestants, pain relievers, and in some cases, antibiotics. It's always best to consult with a healthcare provider to properly diagnose and treat these conditions.

Practical Tips To Manage Allergies During the Rainy Season

Though it may not be possible to completely avoid allergens, there are some things you can do to manage and lessen the triggers.

Here are some practical tips you can do:

Regular Cleaning

Schedule a general cleaning of your home ever so often to make sure it’s rid of dust mites and other allergens that can build up over time.

Use Air Purifiers

You can also use air purifiers with HEPA filters, UV air filters, and ion filters to help remove unwanted dust, pollen, and dander for cleaner indoor air.

Dryness Maintenance

Keep your home dry to prevent the growth of mold and dust mites.

Pest Control

Ensure you maintain regular pest control to keep cockroaches and other pests out of your home.

Your Kapitbahay Pharmacy Is Here To Help

If you’re ready to find the medications you need to manage your allergies, you can rely on your kapitbahay to help. Shop from MyPharma’s wide catalogue of helpful OTC medicines to manage your symptoms. If you have a doctor’s prescription, you can also order prescription medicine safely and conveniently online!

Here are just some of the convenient solutions you can find here at your Kapitbahay Pharmacy.

Salinase Nasal Spray & Drops

If you have dry and stuffy nostrils due to allergy and sinusitis, find the relief you need with Salinase’ Sodium Chloride solution.


When you need allergy medication that is less likely to make you drowsy, go for Allerta. Stay active and alert for the day’s agenda despite pesky allergens.

Benadryl One

For 24-hour allergy relief that will support the family, take on Benadryl® One which offers fast and no-drowse allergy relief. It’s also suitable for adults and children 6 years and above.

Understanding and managing allergies, including conditions like allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, during the rainy season is key to maintaining good health for you and your family. If you need support, MyPharma is just one call or click away! —(MyPharma)

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