Allergy symptoms are a fact of life for many as the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside. Sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose are the typical immune responses, triggered by allergens like pollen, dust, and dander.

The best strategy to avoid allergies is, of course, to avoid the known allergens themselves. But where’s the fun in that? You can’t stay inside all summer! Luckily, ARTARx can offer alternative solutions. Pharmacological agents like over-the-counter antihistamines can be used to reduce the symptoms of allergies. But there are a few ways you can maximize the effects.

First, take the antihistamine early, before you even come into contact with the allergen. If you know your day will expose you to pets, dust, or the great outdoors, take an antihistamine before you even leave your house. The effects will be greater than if you waited until you started to feel the symptoms.

Many antihistamines, such as Reactine, Claritin, or Aerius, are to be taken once daily, so take care not to overmedicate yourself. If the product isn’t having the desired results, don’t take more. Instead, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about prescriptions that can help you to better manage your allergy symptoms. ARTARx can combine pharmaceutical approaches with traditional allergy treatment methods to improve the success rates of antihistamines. This can include saline nasal sprays or irrigations to help moisturize the nasal passage and clear out allergens.

Allergy responses are unique to every individual, and no single treatment method will solve each individual case. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a treatment out there for your seasonal allergies. Talk to your physician or your pharmacist for advice on finding the best treatment for your seasonal allergies and get back to enjoying the warm weather!