Allergies cannot be completely cured. You can only manage them to enjoy a normal life. Medications such as antihistamines and corticosteroids are available to help reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions such as, sneezing, swelling and irritation of the eyes and skin.
Your body produces chemical antihistamines when you are exposed to allergens. Antihistamines work to stop the production of these natural chemicals. Histamine causes the swelling, redness and itching of the eyes, nose and skin in an allergic reaction.
Corticosteroids work by reducing allergy symptoms such as congestion, itchy/runny nose, inflammation and sneezing. They may be used to control both seasonal and non-seasonal allergies.
Antihistamines are available as capsules, pills, nasal/eye drops as well as liquids. Corticosteroids are available as pills, liquids, inhalers, creams and nasal sprays.
As with all medicines, some side-effects are possible. Side-effects of antihistamines include drowsiness, nausea, confusion, urination difficulty and blurred vision. Corticosteroids can cause high blood pressure, cataract, weight gain, diabetes and thinning of the bones.
Get in touch with an allergy professional today, and get the right treatment for your condition. Simply call 240-558-3130 or visit www.bestallergyclinic.com and schedule your consultation. Find out if antihistamines and corticosteroids are the right medications for you.