Hay fever - o Examples include:- Cetirizine Loratidine...

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Hay fever Treatment The goal of Hay fever treatment is to prevent or reduce the symptoms caused by the inflammation of affected tissues. Hay fever can typically be treated much like any other allergic condition. Eliminating exposure to allergens is the most effective preventive measure, but requires consistent effort. Many people with pollen allergies reduce their exposure by remaining indoors during hay fever season, particularly in the morning and evening, when outdoor pollen levels are at their highest. Closing all the windows and doors prevents wind-borne pollen from entering the home or office. Medical treatments used to reduce the symptoms of Hay fever include:- Antihistamines o Antihistamines block the action of Histamine, an allergic mediator
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Unformatted text preview: o Examples include:- Cetirizine Loratidine Cimetidine o Antihistamines can cause drowsiness Steroids o Steroid nasal sprays are effective and safe o Steroids reduce inflammation but may take 2-3 days to become effective o Examples include:- Beconase Decongestants o Decongestants are useful in the treatment of vasomotor rhinitis o There principal mechanism of action relies on its indirect action on the adrenergic receptor system. The vasoconstriction that they produce is believed to be principally an alpha-adrenergic receptor response o Pseudoephedrine is the most commonly known example o There use shouldnt be prolonged as they can cause rebound nasal congestion...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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