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Natural Antihistamine Supplement
Will taking Potassium supplement ( low does of course) help with my water rentention due to antihistamine use?
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Natural : Consider saline nasal rises such as neilmed that you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription to remove nasal allergies but also using a otc med such as naph con a. ...Read more
I'm looking for a natural antihistamine for seasonal allergies rather than using zyrtec (cetirizine)?
Natural treatments : Natural treatments are medications too. Usually not as well studied or characterized for benefit and safety as those approved by the fda. I don't know of any natural antihistamines per se but butterbur has been reported to have benefits. A very safe alternative to allergy medicine is buffered saline washes. These can be purchased or home made but certain hygienic guidelines should be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year old suffers from severe seasonal allergies and has been prescribed daily doses of antihistamine, can you suggest any natural remedies?
Honey: Some natural therapists might recommend regular use of honey made from local bees to gently expose intestinal immune system to these antigens as a type of immunotherapy. Omega oils in fish, flax, & other foods can counteract inflammatory effects potentiated by saturated fats in our foods. Avoid damaged (fried and cooked) fats, which enhance inflammatory processes in the body. No sodas! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad to take an antihistamine during a cold, i.e. does suppressing mucus make the cold last longer?
No value: Antihistamines have no value in the treatment of viral illnesses. ...Read more
Yes: The drug will not affect the success of the vaccination or cause any negative reaction. ...Read more
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