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Helpful Medications to Treat Allergy Symptoms

Allergic symptoms are your body’s reactions to something, such as food or drug , which causes little or no problem to most other people. So, because allergic sensitivity vary from person to person, there are many different types of medicine to treat allergies. A doctor or board certified allergist often makes the best suggestion about the most appropriate medicine to treat allergies. The most common medications used to treat allergy symptoms are antihistamines and decongestants, which are often used in combination. However, sometimes multiple medications are used, depending on the patient’s symptoms. Following are some of the classes of medications that are often used to treat allergies. Antihistamines Histamine is a chemical the body releases during an allergic reaction, causing symptoms such as runny nose, swollen nasal passages, sneezing, running eyes and nasal stuffiness. Antihistamines cannot cure allergy symptoms, but they block the effect of histamine and provide relief from

Myths and Facts You Need to Know about Herbal Remedies

Many devotees of herbs often have a common misconception that herbal remedies are safe and don't cause any side effects. But the truth is they carry as same health risks as the modern medicine and can cause considerable harm. In fact, the pitfalls of using herbal remedies are many and there are a lot of myths to beware of! So if you wish to try alternatives to modern medicines, it’s important that you know all the facts. Accordingly, in this article, I want to discuss some of the common misconceptions about herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are natural so can’t be harmful. Well, it’s true they’re from nature, but that doesn't simply mean they are all harmless and safe. All the fruits and vegetables we eat are obtained from nature, but does this mean they can’t cause troubles to our body. Of course , they certainly can! Even an onion can upset your stomach if you eat more of it. Many of our modern drugs are derived from medicinal plants. If herbal medicine can’t cause a