What Are Some Good Allergy Remedies

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Spray, drops, juice or tablets? Medicines for allergies

The processes that take place in the body during an allergic reaction have now been well researched. Various medications are available for allergic complaints. They intervene in the allergic process and alleviate the symptoms or prevent them entirely.

Depending on whether you want to prevent the symptoms or alleviate them as quickly as possible in a specific situation, you can choose the medication accordingly.

Medicines for topical use


While you can help yourself with milder symptoms of hay fever, asthma or symptoms such as chronic cough or shortness of breath are basically a case for the doctor!

The active ingredient cromoglicic acid and the antihistamines azelastine and levocabastine are available in the form of eye drops and a nasal spray to prevent or treat allergic symptoms in the area of ​​the eyes and nose (hay fever).

Oral medication

Histamine is the messenger substance that is primarily responsible for the allergic symptoms. In order to be able to work, it first has to bind to special receiving points on the cell surface (so-called receptors). Antihistamines, which are histamine counterparts, block these binding sites and thereby prevent histamine from developing its effect. They are suitable for the treatment of acute complaints, so they can be used at the moment when the complaints are present.

Antihistamines are available in different dosage forms:
As tablets, as juice and as drops. The problem with antihistamines used to be that they made you tired. More modern substances such as loratadine or cetirizine do not have this effect or only very weakly. Loratadine (e.g. Lorano® acute) is recommended by transport companies because it usually does not make you tired. This is why it is the first choice for drivers, professionals and students.

New for allergies: Lorano®Pro

The further development of loratadine, the active ingredient desloratadine, has recently become available without a prescription. Desloratadine, the active ingredient in Lorano®Pro, has a faster and stronger effect than Loratadine - with good tolerance. Lorano®Pro does not make you sleepy (frequency of sleepiness at the placebo level. Frequency of fatigue 1.2%).

Oral antihistamines are especially useful for allergic rhinitis and for relieving chronic hives. They can be combined well with topical anti-allergic drugs.

More about Lorano®Pro, Lorano® acute and Cetirizin HEXAL® for allergies.