Spring is Here—And So Are Allergies
Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Wellness
We all enjoy the extra sunshine and beautiful blossoms that come with a new spring season. What we don’t enjoy are runny noses and itchy eyes. That’s why Sutter Health allergy expert, Ron Brown, M.D., put together a helpful Allergy Drug Comparison Guide. Available on MyLifeStages, this new guide gives you an overview of the latest treatment options.
Before you start taking any new allergy medications, please take note of a few important precautions:
- Talk with your doctor about any other medications you are currently taking, especially sleeping pills, sedatives, stimulants, ADHD medication, MAO inhibitors, anti-fungal medication, diet pills, muscle relaxants, pain relievers and medications for depression and seizures.
- Some allergy medications can make people drowsy. Always use caution in performing activities requiring alertness (e.g., driving).
- If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a doctor first.
- Check with a doctor about how to best treat allergies with children, the elderly or other sensitive groups.
Do you need an allergist? Find an allergy specialist in your area.
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