All require a doctor's prescription. Decongestants may also help relieve nasal congestion. A variety of decongestant medications are available without a prescription. Even if it is OTC, though, you may have to ask for your favorite medicine at the pharmacy counter if it contains pseudoephedrine, which can be used to make methamphetamine.
A law that took effect in 2006 requires anyone buying a medication containing pseudoephedrine to show ID when making the purchase.
In terms of peanuts, the kids who wore the low-dose patch were able to eat one-seventh more of a peanut, on average, than they could before. Kids with high-dose patches could eat an extra half of a peanut, on average. Children ages 4 to 11 showed the most improvement, Jones said, but kids 12 and older were less affected. Jennifer Shih, an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine who specializes in pediatric allergies, said the peanut patch study is promising, but it doesn't mean an end to peanut allergy problems.
Early consumption may prevent peanut allergy, new study suggests"This patch is not so that somebody can eat a bunch of Reese's for Halloween," she said. Rather, those who use a peanut patch are "hopefully protected from accidental exposure" to peanuts.
Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, or hay fever, is the allergic response to pollen. It causes inflammation and swelling of the lining of the nose, as well as the protective tissue of the eyes conjunctiva. Symptoms include sneezing, congestion and itchy, watery eyes. Treatment options include over-the-counter and prescription oral and topical medications. These medications include antihistamines, intranasal cromolyn, intranasal steroids, oral anti-leukotrienes, oral decongestants and others.