If you’re here, then one of two things has happened. Either A) you’ve tried almost everything to get rid of your allergies and have failed or B) you are looking for something that works just a bit better than what you are currently using. Whatever the case, you have allergies that you need taken care of, and we can help you out with that. Here are some proven, clinical ways to deal with extreme allergies.
4. Best Nasal Spray—NasalCrom (Cromyln) There are a lot of nasal sprays out there, but NasalCrom takes the cake—in my opinion—for many reasons. First of all, NasalCrom is one of the few nasal sprays out there that actually are meant for allergy relief (others are more geared towards helping with congestion, which isn’t bad, but also isn’t what we are looking for right now). The thing that makes NasalCrom work so well is that it stabilizes the cells that release histamine, instead of getting rid of the histamine that’s already in your bloodstream. Because of this, it takes a while to take effect; but, it ends up being a much more effective treatment, as once the histamine levels in your blood die down, your cells won’t be creating anymore. Best of all, you won’t feel any of the major side-effects that other sprays afflict you with, like drowsiness or bleariness. 3. Best Antihistamine Tablets—Benadryl Okay, this one might be cheating—or, at least, a bit obvious—but I really cannot overstate how well Benadryl works for itchy or runny noses and watery eyes. It’s the strongest over the counter anti-histamine out there, and I’ve never had any trouble with it whatsoever. Kind of like NasalCrom, Benadryl works by blocking the histamine receptors in the body, and by making sure you don’t produce anymore, giving you long term relief. Granted, you may feel a bit drowsy after taking it, but isn’t that worth getting over your allergies? It is be best to plan ahead and order this medicine in bulk before the Summer, especially if you know your allergies are going to act up. Before running to the drug store, check out the benefits of using an online pharmacy. These relatively new stores allow you to order your medicine through the internet and, if you choose to order in bulk, you can save a significant amount of money. The process of ordering online is very easy, so take it into consideration the next time your allergies flare up. 2. Best Overall Allergy Medication—Zyrtec D I really wanted to find another medication out there that wasn’t so obvious, but Zyrtec D blew everything else out of the water. Without a doubt, it is the best allergy medication on the market, and it can truly help with allergic rhinitis (allergies) without giving you the normal drowsiness you’d expect from similar drugs. Just to give you an idea of how powerful it really is, it used to not be sold over the counter, and has only been recently approved by the FDA for said usage. All in all, it’s a medical grade OTC allergy relief medicine that is almost guaranteed to relieve even the most annoying and persistent allergy symptoms. If nothing else is working, we definitely recommend you give it a try. 1. Other Options If none of this works, then it might be time to talk to your doctor about more extreme methods. Fortunately, there are many prescription drugs that your doctor can prescribe, and there are even some treatments you can undergo—such as a sinusitis treatment—which may get rid of your allergies for good. Though I’d recommend trying out everything else on this list before talking to your doctor, this is definitely a good way to deal with extreme allergies, particularly if you have run out of options. Jared Lessinger is a blogger for ENT and Allergy Specialists, the leaders in allergy treatment in the Pennsylvania area. For more information about allergy treatments, sinusitis, and sinusitis treatment in PA, please visit our website. You’ll find even more information to help with extreme allergy cases, as well as the research and treatment you need to get rid of your symptoms.