If you suffer from allergies, it may feel like a never ending battle. And although some people grow out of allergies, for others it can be a lifelong condition.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to manage symptoms that arise from allergies, and your pharmacist at Lakeside Medicine Centre can give you guidance on what might work best for your situation.

Pharmacists in BC are now able to prescribe medication for minor ailments, including allergies. Keep reading to learn about short and long term treatment options that are available.

Short-term allergy treatments 

Whether it’s grogginess, sneezing, skin irritation or congestion, there are great over-the-counter antihistamines that can help you get on with your day when you’re suffering from allergy systems. 

Medications like fexofenadine and loratadine can help with symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and itching. Ask your pharmacist for help picking one that addresses your needs. They may even be able to prescribe you an antihistamine if needed. 

Decongestants and nasal sprays may also give you some relief if you have symptoms like a stuffy nose. 

Long term allergy treatments 

The best long term treatment for allergies is allergy shots—which work by reducing your reaction to allergens over time, resulting in less severe symptoms. Talk to your pharmacist about whether allergy shots could be right for you.

If you need to find a solution for chronic allergy symptoms, talk to your pharmacist today about how they can help.

Lakeside Medicine Centre is able to help you find a solution for a variety of conditions, such as acne, dermatitis, indigestion, fungal and bacterial infections and shingles. 

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