Managing allergies

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.

 

A FEW STEPS TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ALLERGY22

 
 

Find out what the cause of allergy might be

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

Avoid or minimize exposure to the allergen

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

Allergy treatment

This may be through medication or immunotherapy. Allergy medication can include:22

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Corticosteroids
  • Specific mast cell stabilizers

If these treatments are not successful, immunotherapy may be recommended by your doctor.22

 
 

HOW TO PREVENT ALLERGIC RHINITIS

THE FIRST STEP IN MANAGING ALLERGIC RHINITIS
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 ARE COMMONLY USED TO TREAT ALLERGIC RHINITIS.20

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

RUNNY NOSE
RUNNY NOSE
SNEEZING
ITCHY EYES
ITCHY NOSE
 
 

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

 
 

HOW TO PREVENT URTICARIA9:

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

BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

LATEX

PHYSICAL STIMULI E.G. COLD, HEAT, EXERCISE OR SUN EXPOSURE

CERTAIN FOODSE.G. NUTS, EGGS AND SHELLFISH

MEDICINESE.G. ANTIBIOTICS, ASPIRIN AND IBUPROFEN

POLLEN

PET DANDER

 

ANTIHISTAMINES ARE A FREQUENTLY RECOMMENDED TREATMENT FOR HIVES (URTICARIA).9

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