How to treat allergic to pollen?

April 26, 2012

 how to treat pollen allergies
 If you are allergic to pollen, you probably expect a joyful spring without trepidation. After all, every year, when friends admire the awakening of nature, you reach for napkins not from an excess of emotion. You do not need to hug trees and pry into the flowering branches, to feel the effects of pollen. The breeze is enough to eyes red and itchy skin began. In general, you do not have to spring pleasures. But something can be done with it.

 How to treat allergic to pollen?

  • Consult a physician. Before you begin treatment, you need to make sure you really are allergic to pollen Allergy to pollen - treatment "flower disease"  Allergy to pollen - treatment "flower disease"
 Rather than any other disease. Typically, this will need to pass a series of tests on allergens.
  • Take your medications as you said, a doctor or as said in the statement.
  • Walk on allergy shots, if you recommend them. These injections are taught immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
   to certain allergens. For example, if your allergen - pollen of trees, injections will contain a small amount of pollen. Gradually get used to the allergen immunity and will not respond to him so badly.
  • Take antihistamines. Some are sold without a prescription. Especially effective start taking them before you start functioning pollen.
  • Use decongestants, to relieve a stuffy nose. Such drugs are sold without a prescription.
  • If you have trees in the garden, you would be better to replace them with a rock garden. For very severe symptoms of allergy Allergy symptoms: Survival Guide Spring  Allergy symptoms: Survival Guide Spring
   This can be taken as a guide to action, not as a joke. Ask someone in the family to water from a hose your machine before you sit in it - it also settles pollen. Carefully clean up the house.

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Zyrtec - User: help with allergies

February 19, 2012

 zirtek guide
 Zirtek - second generation antihistamine, which is used for the treatment of various allergic diseases. Zyrtec perfectly removes the unpleasant consequences of allergic reactions in the form of redness, swelling and itching. It can be used also for the prevention of allergic reactions.

 Zyrtec - User: help with allergies

Mechanism of action

Zyrtec (INN - cetirizine) manufactures pharmaceutical company YUSB (Belgium) 10 mg tablets and drops. In much of the drug analogues, various pharmaceutical firms cetirizine sold under the name: alerza, allertek, Analergin, zetrinal, zintset, Zyrtec, zodak, Letizen S, cetirizine, parlazin, cetirizine hydrochloride, tsetirinaks, tsetrin.

Zyrtec is a blocker of peripheral histamine H1 receptors, ie, blocks the action of histamine - the main substance of all allergic reactions. For therapeutic doses it has no significant sedative and hypnotic effect.

Zyrtec is particularly effective in the early stages of development of an allergic reaction, because it blocks the action of histamine and prevent any unpleasant effects of histamine, such as expansion and increased permeability of capillaries (redness - swelling - urticaria), stimulation of the sensory nerve endings (itching and pain), and contraction of smooth muscles of internal organs (eg, bronchospasm).

If we assume zirtek late phase allergic reactions, it inhibits the release of histamine and migration of eosinophils and other cells, weakening the late allergic reaction. It also suppresses other mechanisms of allergic reactions. Zyrtec increased significantly reduces allergic mood of the bronchi, evolving in response to the release of histamine in patients with bronchial asthma. It also suppresses allergic skin reactions in patients with cold urticaria. Clinical studies have shown that Zyrtec is able to significantly improve the quality of life in patients with allergic diseases such as seasonal and year-round.

When administered drug is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood entering first, and then the tissue. Through the blood-brain barrier does not pass (i.e., misses in the brain), excreted by the kidneys unchanged. It provided also with human milk.

Action Zirteka begins 20 minutes after oral administration, peak action occurs within 60 minutes and the total duration of up to a day. The skin regains its normal reaction to histamine three days after discontinuation.

 Zyrtec - User: help with allergies

Indications and Contraindications

Zyrtec is prescribed for adults and children older than six months at the following allergic diseases and allergic reactions:

  • the seasonal exacerbation of allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis, as well as year-round flow of these diseases;
  • with hay fever or hay fever - a reaction to pollen in the form of allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis;
  • hives - an allergic reaction, which appears whitish, itchy blisters on the skin; If the blisters spread and merge together, it can begin angioedema (swelling of the subcutaneous tissue);
  • in other allergic skin diseases (atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and so on) accompanied by itching and rashes.

Contraindications Zirteka are:

  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
  • Children under six months;
  • individual intolerance of components.

With caution, and perhaps in an individual dose of Zyrtec is prescribed for moderate to severe renal impairment and elderly patients. When receiving Zirteka should refrain from drinking alcohol. During the reception Zirteka better not to engage in potentially dangerous activities (such as driving a car), or at least be careful.

 Zyrtec - User: help with allergies

Side effects and overdose

When receiving Zirteka, the following side effects:

  • Central nervous system - lethargy drowsiness, headache (including migraine form), dizziness Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
  • from the gastrointestinal tract - dry mouth sometimes - diarrhea;
  • allergic reactions - rashes (including urticaria), angioedema, pruritus.

Overdose practically does not happen, but if you increase the therapeutic dose five times, then increased sharply all the side effects, also anxiety, irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
 , Urinary retention, dry mouth, constipation, mydriasis, palpitation. In this case, treatment is discontinued, the stomach was washed and then allowed to drink to the patient several tablets charcoal Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable

Galina Romanenko

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