Antihistamines are usually the first thing people grab at the pharmacy when they start experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Although you can buy antihistamines without a prescription, many people don’t realize that it’s still a medication.
The risk you run taking a daily antihistamine is that it’s easy to forget you’re on it. This can cause complications if you’re prescribed a new medication, as there can often be side effects when the two medicines are mixed.
The other risk associated with over-the-counter antihistamines is that they often are offered with a decongestant. Decongestants can speed up your heart rate, affect your ability to sleep, give you anxiety, and more—especially if you’re drinking coffee or heavily caffeinated drinks along with the medication.
You can also experience side effects from taking a regular antihistamine—like Zyrtec, Claritin, or Benadryl—including dry mouth, confusion, flushing, visual impairment, and fever.
What’s more—getting off antihistamines can cause allergic reactions as well. Itching, watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose are all common after you stop taking an antihistamine.
So: what should you do if you have seasonal allergies and need something to help with the symptoms?
There are a few natural options known to help support your immune system fight against allergens. Here are our top natural allergy-fighting recommendations:
- D-Hist is a natural supplement formula that contains both Vitamin C and Quercetin, as well as stinging nettle leaf extract, n-acetyl cysteine, and bromelain.
- Vitamin C is a great natural option you can take in supplement form or by eating more citrus fruits.
We recommend weaning yourself off of a traditional antihistamine and using D-Hist and Vitamin C to help with your allergy symptoms.
Give us a call at (612) 922-8100 if you have any questions about D-Hist, or would like to pick up a bottle during your next visit.