Runny noses, sore throats, sneezing, congestion, and itchy watery eyes are all dreadful allergy symptoms that people suffer from everyday. It can feel as if you would do anything to make these symptoms go away. However, it is important to know which fake allergy remedies to watch out for when looking for ways to relieve allergy symptoms. 

Of course, a consultation with a McAllen ENT can help you find better solutions to easing allergy symptoms, so reaching out to one is always a great idea. But without further adieu, let’s identify what the fake and false are and take a look into the tried and true you should depend on.


Don’t drink apple cider vinegar for allergy relief

 It is a common misconception that drinking about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every day will cure all allergy symptoms. However, this is not true. Drinking apple cider vinegar won’t do any harm to you, but it also will not relieve any allergy symptoms. 

Take a decongestant instead

Decongestants help shrink nasal passages, which helps relieve allergy symptoms. Some common decongestants are Afrin, Sudafed PE, and Vicks Sinex, all of which can be purchased at your local drug store. Remember, it is always smart to consult with your doctor before taking any new medications, and always read and stick to the directions on the package.

You don’t have to visit the chiropractor

Seeing a chiropractor is great for back pain and sudden injuries, but unfortunately getting an adjustment won’t help cure any allergy symptoms. Going to your chiropractor won’t cause your allergy symptoms to get better or worse. 

Use a nasal spray

Nasal sprays are a great way to relieve allergy symptoms. Steroid versions of nasal sprays are often the first choice when looking for ways to relieve allergies. Nasal sprays can be purchased at drug stores or prescribed by your doctor.

Continued exposure to your pets won’t desensitize your pet allergy symptoms 

If you’re allergic to your furry friend, continued exposure to them won’t make your allergy symptoms go away over time. Continued exposure will more than likely just end up making your allergy symptoms worse. The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to–unfortunately–stay away from the animal completely, then completely scrub the whole home of any residual dander.

Keep your fur baby and take an antihistamine instead

We here at Glatz Group know that staying away from a pet you’ve come to love is impossible, so an antihistamine can help alleviate a lot of the allergy symptoms you may experience like runny noses, sneezing, and watery itchy eyes, all of which are common allergic reactions to pets.

Some common antihistamines you can take are Zyrtec, Allegra, Dimetane, and Benadryl and can all be purchased at your local drug store. If you’re concerned about the medication making you feel sleepy, check on the box for one that has a non-drowsy formula.

Don’t use honey to relieve allergy symptoms

Most people think that eating honey will relieve allergy symptoms related to pollen. However, this is not true because the pollen that bees collect is hardly ever the one that causes allergic reactions. Most people that are allergic to pollen are allergic to the one found in trees and bushes, not the one found in flowers, and their eyes are what mostly suffer for it. Eating honey might be tasty, but it will not make a difference in your allergy symptoms. 

Eye drops can work wonders

Allergies that cause watery itchy eyes can be relieved by using eye drops. Eye drops that contain antihistamines such as Visine All Day Eye Itch Relief, Claritin Eye, and Alaway can be purchased over the counter. A trip to your ENT can also be beneficial because your ENT can prescribe prescription grade eye drops if your irritation worsens.


Schedule a Consultation With the Glatz Group Today to See if You Qualify for a Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure

If your allergy symptoms have become too much to handle, balloon sinuplasty could be the answer. The sinus relief specialists at the Glatz Group can help you live a life that isn’t controlled by allergies with this procedure.

Balloon sinuplasty reshapes the anatomy of one’s sinus pathways in order to expand them. This allows the sinuses a better way to drain mucus and relieve congestion. Balloon sinuplasty is safe and effective and can be done right in our office! Click here to check and see if a trip to our office could be beneficial for you. 


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