A pollen allergy medicine such as an antihistamine is considered effective in eliminating allergy symptoms that are caused by histamines. Histamines are chemicals that can cause allergy symptoms such as itching, coughing, sneezing and swelling as well as a runny and dripping nose or a postnasal drip.
An antihistamine is a reliable pollen allergy medicine. It can continuously block histamine receiving tissues which directly cause the swelling. Taking a pollen allergy medicine two weeks before the onset of the pollen season can block the area where histamine operates to reliably prevent the allergic reaction and eventually manifestation of allergy symptoms.
Another pollen allergy medicine is nasal corticosteroid. It is considered as the first line allergy relief medicine that can also be taken two weeks before the start of pollen season to prevent allergy symptoms.
Allergy medicines taken before exposure to pollen reliably stabilize the immune system and helps you avoid the uncomfortable and miserable allergy symptoms. Taking allergy medications at the right time daily is important to get the necessary allergy relief and avoid associating problems of not taking the right medications.
You can always ask your doctor if your allergy medicines are not effectively eliminating the allergy symptoms. It is also important that you are taking the latest allergy medications since most new inhaled allergy medicines can reliably stop inflammation and formation of mucus without generating side effects. This is very helpful since it can bring a lot of comfort and make you regain your active life.
Examples of over the counter and prescription antihistamines are Clarinex, Benadryl and Allegra. The decongestant Sudafed and nasal steroids such as Veramyst, Flonase and Beconase are also recommended for the curing of pollen allergies. Examples of antihistamines combined with decongestants are Allegra-D, Zyrtec-D and Claritin-D which area also effective in treatment of pollen allergies. Allergy shots or immunotherapy is also a good option for relief of pollen allergies.