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Non-sedative antihistamines A wide variety of non-sedative antihistamine tablets are available over-the-counter from pharmacies.
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If taken regularly, the effects can last five years."Muriel Simmons says: "Non-sedating anti-histamine tablets are a far better option than the older generation of antihistamine drugs which can cause drowsiness." Topical treatments Treatments applied locally to the nose or eyes are called topical treatments.
They are sub-divided into two groups: topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroids and topical anti-allergy agents.
Dr Pamela Ewan says: "This treatment has been shown to work for severe hay fever sufferers when other remedies have failed.
Research shows that after seven years, some sufferers found their symptoms had completely disappeared.
They act to block the actions of histamine, a natural body chemical produced during the allergic reaction and responsible for generating inflammation of the eyes and nose.