It's that time of year...spring has sprung. Many Personal Trainer Sydney CBD clients begin to suffer from allergies and the dreaded hayfever.
For those with mild or episodic symptoms it can be managed with one of the following options:
●A second-generation oral antihistamine, administered regularly or as needed (ideally two to five hours before an exposure). Loratadine, and fexofenadine are similarly efficacious and are available at most chemists.
●An antihistamine nasal spray
●A glucocorticoid nasal spray, which is more effective than antihistamines, administered regularly or as needed. For predictable exposures, I suggest initiating therapy two days before, continuing through, and for two days after the end of exposure.
It should be noted that each of these therapies is more effective when taken regularly, although as-needed use may be sufficient for very mild symptoms.
For those with persistent or moderate-to-severe symptoms — Glucocorticoid nasal sprays are the most effective single pharmacologic therapy for allergic rhinitis and are, in my opinion, the best initial therapy for patients with persistent or moderate-to-severe symptoms. All of the available preparations are equally effective, although the newer agents are more convenient and probably safer for long-term use than the older agents. Talk to your local chemist about which preparation may be most appropriate for you.
For those with concomitant asthma (up to 40 percent of patients), the leukotriene-modifying agent, montelukast, may be a particularly useful additive therapy for patients with either asthma or nasal polyposis.
For more info contact your local Personal Trainer Sydney CBD.