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Hay Fever

Allergic Rhinitis, or Hay Fever, occurs when your immune system mistakes an otherwise harmless substance as an intruder. These allergens can trigger symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion and sneezing.

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In order to treat and control hay fever, a combination of medications is often needed. All medications are FDA-approved and shipped to you for free. Insurance is accepted.

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Antihistamine tablet used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, or hives.

  • Levocetirizine (generic for Xyzal)
  • Desloratadine (brand for Clarinex)
  • Montelukast (brand for Singulair)
Oral Solution
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Antihistamine liquid used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, or hives.

  • Levocetirizine (generic for Xyzal)
      Nasal Spray
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      Intranasal corticosteroid and antihistamine sprays help prevent and treat runny nose and nasal inflammation and itching caused by hay fever. Nasal corticosteroids are the mainstay treatment of allergies.

      • Mometasone Furoate (generic for Nasonex)
      • Omnaris (brand for Ciclesonide)
      • Dymista (brand for Azelastine Hydrochloride & Fluticasone Propionate)
      • Patanase (brand for Olopatadine)
      • Azelastine 0.1% (generic for Astelin)
      • Azelastine 0.15% (brand for Astepro)
      Eye Drops
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      Corticosteroid eye drops reduce inflammation and helps to alleviate itchy, watery eyes.

      • Azelastine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (generic for Optivar)
      • Olopatadine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (generic for Patanol)
      • Pazeo (brand for Olopatadine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.7%)
      • Lastacaft (brand for Alcaftadine)
      • Bepreve (brand for Bepotastine Besilate Ophthalmic Solution)
      • Alomide (brand for Lodoxamide Tromethamine)
      • Alrex (brand for Loteprednol Etabonate Ophthalmic Suspension)

        Have seasonal or year round allergies? Prescription strength medication can offer fast relief.

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        Learn About Hay Fever

        Do you have hay fever or allergies? What triggers hay fever and when does it happen? Follow tips from our Alpha Providers.

        Symptoms & Triggers
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        • Runny nose and nasal congestion
        • Itchy, watery eyes
        • Sneezing
        • Cough
        • Itchy nose, roof of mouth, or throat
        • Fatigue
        • Anaphylaxis (in extreme cases)


              • Tree pollen (common in early spring)
              • Grass pollen (common in late spring & summer)
              • Ragweed pollen (common in fall)
              • Dust mites, cockroaches and dander from pets (year-round)
              • Spores from indoor and outdoor fungi and molds (both seasonal and year-round)
                      Tips & Advice
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                      TIPS TO AVOID ALLERGENS

                      • Limit outdoor activities; change and wash clothes after outdoor activities
                      • Wear sunglasses and a hat when outdoors and to help keep pollen from getting into your eyes
                      • Shower and shampoo hair before bed
                      • Wash bedding in hot water and detergent once a week to reduce allergens
                      • Remove your shoes before entering your home
                      • Keep windows closed
                      • Use central air conditioning with HEPA air filtration or a certified asthma & allergy friendly air cleaner or HVAC air filter
                      • Limit contact with pets that spend time outdoors; wipe pets off with a towel before they enter your home
                      • Use a nasal rinse to flush out inhaled pollen

                      TIPS TO AVOID ALLERGENS

                      • Acupuncture
                      • Rinsing the sinuses with a neti pot or with other devices, such as nebulizers or spray, pump, or squirt bottles
                      • Butterbur (an herbal supplement) may be helpful
                      • Evidence about the effectiveness of the following alternative treatments is inconsistent: probiotics, eating honey, astragalus, capsaicin, grape seed extract, omega-3 fatty acids, Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract), quercetin, spirulina, stinging nettle, and an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine called tinospora or guduchi.

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