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Side Effects of OTC Allergy Medications

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Want just a little something to help with that sinus congestion? Sneezing? Cough and cold? Thinking about a simple decongestant, antihistamine or corticosteroid?

Consider this: Mild symptoms from a decongestant can include; skin irritation, eye redness and headaches. Wait… weren’t you taking it for the headache that was being caused by the nasal congestion? And those are just the mild side effects, the severe side effects can be irregular heartbeat, anxiety, and insomnia. Someone who takes a decongestant in eye drops can develop acute glaucoma and damage blood vessels in the eye, possibly leading to blindness. It is recommended that pregnant women do not take decongestants in any form because it may cause blood pressure to rise dramatically.

Can’t stop sneezing with that runny nose? Antihistamines block a chemical, histamine that increases sneezing, runny nose, and congestion when associated with an allergen. Unfortunately, many of the over the counter forms of this drug can cause drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and headaches. Seems like a step in the wrong direction.

Did your doctor thing a corticosteroid would be a better choice for you? “It will block the inflammation and stop the allergic reaction. But we can’t keep you on it for very long.” Why is it you ask that you can’t stay on the prescription for very long? Long term exposure to oral corticosteroids can cause osteoporosis, cataracts, and in children delayed growth. Some of the other side effects but do have the “mild” side effects related to them, such as nosebleeds, headaches, and a cough. That is why you want Natural Allergy Relief!



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*The simple reason most sinus suffers don’t get relief: Mayo Clinic in 1999 found that 93% of chronic sinusitis sufferers showed signs of fungal infections. Antibiotics and most OTC products treat bacteria only and do nothing to address fungal infections leaving 93% without help. Ge the help Missouri sinus suffers need…also helpful with airborne allergies of the spring and fall seasons.