If you have allergy symptoms that raising seasonally, or you know about the allergens that can trigger allergic reaction, the most preventive thing to avoid those annoying symptoms are by staying away from whatever substances that can trigger the allergic reaction. When you crystal clear about what substances that trigger your allergy, staying away from those culprits will minimize the severity of your symptoms or even you can prevent them.
How allergy symptoms start to develop?
An allergy condition triggered by an allergen, when those with allergy exposed to the allergen, their body will produce a substance named histamine. This histamine molecule will bind to the histamine receptor in their cells and create allergy reaction such as itching, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, or stuffy nose.
The allergen itself could be anything, ranging from dust to certain chemical substances contained in your hair care products. Since this health problem isn’t caused by any germ, it not categorized to a disease. The most common treatment for this condition is giving antihistamine base drug once the allergy symptoms start to appear. When you consume antihistamine, the histamine molecules will catched by antihistamine molecule and not be able to result the allergy signs.
How to prevent allergic reaction after exposed to the allergen?
The most common allergy treatment is by giving antihistamine drugs after the symptoms start to appear. According to an expert from the clinical medicine and pulmonology at New York University Langone Medical Center, as stated in everydayhealth.com, having antihistamine in the bloodstream before you exposed to the allergens gives you an advantage to prevent allergy symptoms development.
For example, hay fever season starts from around August 15 to October 15. To avoid the symptoms, those who with the allergies are recommended to take the medication start from August 1. Another example: Tree allergies are commonly starts on April 15, it’s recommended to take antihistamine start from April 1.
Allergy medication risks
Even many doctor said that there’s minor to no health risk due to consuming antihistamine as allergy medication on daily basis, not all patient willing to consuming those medication every day. For sure, meet your doctor and talk to them about this medication. Just like other drug medication, consuming antihistamine may trigger several side effects such as urinary tract problem and dryness in membranes of the body. According to WebMd.com, some or other antihistamine side effects are including dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and confusion.
Again, before you decide to consume antihistamine on regular basis in order to prevent the allergy symptoms before it rising, talk to a doctor first.