Hay fever is a seasonal allergy occurring especially during the spring and autumn seasons, when the pollen count in the air is the highest. The common symptoms of hay fever include runny/blocked nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. For immediate relief from the symptoms, you can use over the counter anti-allergy drugs. You should be careful while choosing the medication, because some may cause sleepiness and may affect your daily life. There are new second generation antihistamine tablets like Zirtek allergy tablets that treat hay fever effectively without causing drowsiness.
Understanding Hay Fever
Before exploring the allergy treatment options for hay fever, it is important that you understand how it happens and what causes it. Our immune system repels any invading micro organism or harmful, foreign body through reactions like sneezing, runny nose, coughs, blisters, diarrhoea and other symptoms. In an allergic person, the immune system is so hypersensitive that even the presence of a harmless dust particle or pollen is dealt with aggressively.
During spring time, the presence of pollen in the air and their likelihood of entering your respiratory system are very high. When an allergic person breathes in the pollen, the immune system starts responding through common allergic reactions like sneezing, coughing and watery eyes. With the increase in the amount of mucus in the respiratory tracts, the person would start showing cold symptoms like coughing, wheezing, watery eyes, and in extreme cases, even acute asthma.
Hayfever also affects children in their early teenage years who lead an active life outdoors. They show cold symptoms throughout the season, and show improvements towards the end of spring, but again in the next year, the cycle repeats. Hay fever not only causes great discomfort to the children, but also hampers their daily school routine and outdoor activities.
Hay fever medications from Zirtek
Zirtek is a trusted brand of anti-allergy medications that offers instant relief from allergy symptoms. A single Zirtek allergy relief tablet can give you relief from discomforting hay fever symptoms for an entire day. Hayfever-relief tablets from Zirtek contain cetirizine hydrochloride, which is the compound that suppresses the allergic symptoms. Unlike other anti-allergy tablets, it does not cause drowsiness or other side effects.
Zirtek Allergy Solution can be used for children aged 2 and above, who do not like taking regular anti-allergy tablets. Zirtek is absolutely safe for children and gives them instant freedom from hay fever symptoms. It treats not only hay fever, but also other symptoms like hives and skin rashes, and acts instantly, relieving your child's allergy symptoms in just a matter of hours.