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People require allergy medicine to combat
the body's abnormal responses to the immune system. Allergies are very
common and most people suffer at least one type. Some are so mild they
only cause a momentary discomfort which we ignore. Allergy symptoms can be
severe, moderate or mild but they can also be life threatening. There are
some natural allergy cures which may completely eliminate the need for
There are several types of allergy
medication. There are antihistamines, nasal steroids, steroid creams,
decongestants, antileukotriene and cromolyn sodium products. Some are over
the counter and others are prescription only.
Over the counter allergy medications
include antihistamines that control histamine which is an inflammatory
chemical released by the immune system, steroids which help prevent
allergic conditions that trigger nasal stuffiness, itching and runny nose.
Steroid creams relive skin itching. Decongestants relieve nasal and sinus
congestion. Antileukotrienes and cromolyn sodium products are sold by
There are also some natural allergy cures which can relieve allergic symptoms with little or no side effects. The herbs which are commonly used are Astragalus, Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Eyebright, Echinacea, Ginkgo, Goldenseal, Grape Seed Extract, Horseradish, Licorice, Nettle, Pau Darco, Rosemary and Yarrow. Always consult a health care professional before beginning an allergy regimen.
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