Saturday, April 13, 2013

How to Treat Allergic Rhinitis?

Treating allergic rhinitis is not so hard if you identified the allergens that trigger the attacks. The best treatment is avoiding them by controlling the environment. 

When it comes to medications, there are plenty to help you. The treatment for allergic rhinitis or hay fever is based on age and symptoms. For some reasons, these medications may not be applicable to your condition. In that case, you need to consult the pharmacist or doctor.

Antihistamines are the first choice of treatment for allergic rhinitis. Two types of antihistamines are available, sedating and the non-sedating. Obviously the type that can cause drowsiness is not advisable for people who need to operate machines or drive a vehicle. There are different preparations that you can find in the pharmacy, tablets, capsules, syrup, nasal sprays and eye drops. In order to treat a specific symptom, the right dosage form must be chosen. For example a person is experiencing itchy eyes cause by the pollen or other allergens, the ocular antihistamine is the correct form to use. For people with hay fever and having so much trouble with uncomfortable running nose, they can use the nasal spray.

There are many over-the-counter (OTC) preparations to choose from. There are also preparations that need a doctor’s prescription. If you are not sure what to use, ask the pharmacist.

Sedating antihistamines:

Non-Sedating antihistamine:

Ocular Antihistamines:

The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader and NOT intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Doctors’ prescription is necessary for some drugs. Always read the package inserts/leaflets before using the product.The owner of this site disclaims any responsibility for the decisions you make based on this information. If you have any health-related questions, persistent health condition or before taking any medication, please consult your health care provider.


  1. HI sis, thanks for sharing this info. I don't have allergic rhinitis but my office mate does. I can share this info to her. :)

    Ria C

  2. My daughter has it. It was hard for her to stay outside for a longer time because she will surely get sick from it. I'm so thankful that now that she's 7 she has gained an immunity strength that made her more healthy with less allergies.

  3. Having a an allergy is such a serious condition that if you don't know how to treat them, you'll be in agony.

  4. i was more susceptible to allergies when I was much younger, I still get some allergies once a while these days, but not as often anymore, and yes, avoiding the cause really helps a lot.

  5. i know a lot of persons who have allergic rhinitis and i saw how inconvenient it gets when they don't have proper medication. I'm planning for a trip with a friend who has allergic rhinitis. thanks for sharing, I have an idea of what meds to buy before we take off the trip! :)

  6. ...this is a very useful information...each day at work I encounter people of all ages suffering from allergic rhinitis and as you shared here, truly they need to avoid the triggering factors and when it could not be avoided and symptoms linger they could take those medications and if the conditions persists, they must seek professional love love the green color here in your page, cool and refreshing to the eyes :)

  7. Another new and helpful information. Thanks Ate RL! :)

  8. Nice and very informative. My husband has allergic rhinitis and he definitely needed proper medication. Thank you for this post. :)


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