BREAK THROUGH ALLERGIES
- FAST (RELIEF WITHIN 30MINS*)14
- NON-DROWSY 14-15
- 24 HOUR RELIEF16
- MULTI-SYMPTOM RELIEF14*
*80% OF THE SUBJECTS REPORTED SYMPTOM RELIEF FOR ALL FOUR CATEGORIES (SNEEZING, RHINORRHEA, ITCHY EYES, ITCHY NOSE, PALATE AND THROAT) WITHIN 30 MINUTES.
In some cases, it may be easy to determine what causes your allergic reaction by the timing of your symptoms.22
In other cases, the cause may be harder to discover. If this is the case, your doctor may carry out skin prick tests or blood tests to identify the allergen that triggered your allergic reaction.22
Once the allergen is identified, there are things you may do to minimize exposure to it. This may be achieved by removing plants from your garden, avoiding contact with pets or changing how you clean your house. 22
This may be through medication or immunotherapy. Allergy medication can include:22
If these treatments are not successful, immunotherapy may be recommended by your doctor.22
THE FIRST STEP IN MANAGING ALLERGIC
IS TO AVOID ALLERGENS THAT TRIGGER THE SYMPTOMS.20.
Some of the most common allergens in the GCC countries are shown below:18,19,25.
Antihistamines counter the effects of histamine, the irritating chemical released when we have an allergic reaction. Histamine is primarily responsible for causing allergy symptoms. 20
ANTIHISTAMINES HELP TO RELIEVE NASAL ALLERGY SYMPTOMS SUCH AS:20
Telfast is a long-acting antihistamine that relieves symptoms within 30 minutes and does not cause drowsiness.14
*80% of the subjects reported symptom relief for all four categories (sneezing, rhinorrhea, itchy eyes, itchy nose, palate, and throat) within 30 minutes.
Older antihistamines may cause drowsiness or
performance impairment, which can lead to accidents and personal injury.20
Fexofenadine is approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and by the USA
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use in pilots.30
Other options for the treatment of allergic rhinitis depends on the symptoms and may include intranasal corticosteroids, decongestants, intranasal cromolyn, intranasal anticholinergics, and leukotriene receptor antagonists.21
If the cause of hives can be identified, the first thing you should focus on is avoiding known triggers. Common causes of urticaria include: 9
PHYSICAL STIMULI E.G. COLD, HEAT, EXERCISE OR SUN EXPOSURE
CERTAIN FOODSE.G. NUTS, EGGS AND SHELLFISH
MEDICINESE.G. ANTIBIOTICS, ASPIRIN AND IBUPROFEN
They work by blocking the effect of histamine, a chemical in the skin that can cause allergy symptoms.9
In addition to antihistamines, your allergist may
recommend cold compresses or anti-itch salves to ease the symptoms.9
Severe episodes of urticaria may require temporary treatment with a corticosteroid medication or an immune modulator. If your reaction involves swelling of your tongue or lips, or you have trouble breathing, your allergist may prescribe an epinephrine (adrenaline).9