When nasal sprays alone don’t cut it for your chronic congestion, nasal allergies and sinus issues, balloon sinus surgery could be an option to open up the sinuses. Ask me any questions you may have about this procedure and I am happy to answer them right here. No general anesthesia, no downtime, no hospitals, and with insurance all you pay is your office visit copay.
#msxstuff: Claritin sent us over a terrarium recently and while I’m in love with it, staring at it and talking to it more than Polly our fish ever since it arrived, I’m more grateful for the packs of Claritin it came with. Perfect timing coz Sadako’s mom got an allergic reaction the other night (itchy bumps all over the body, and Claritin saved the day (or night).
🌾SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES??🌾 _ 💥As a pharmacist, this is one of the most common ailments that I get questions about especially around the fall and spring time. People with runny noses, sneezing, scratchy throat, and watery eyes are all common symptoms of seasonal allergies. _ 💊Claritin (loratadine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Xyzal (levocetirizine) are all oral antihistamines that are most commonly used for allergy relief. They all work in very similar ways with similar effectiveness. Among these 4, Zyrtec is known to cause the most drowsiness due to its increased ability to cross the blood brain barrier compared to the others. _ 😴The crossing of the blood brain barrier is what causes the sedative effect. Older antihistamines like Benadryl cross much easier than these 4 newer ones, hence the increased sedative effect, and why many OTC sleeping medications have the same active ingredient as Benadryl (diphenhydramine). _ 🌿A more natural approach to allergy relief is using Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils. They can create a powerful all-natural antihistamine. These three oils together can cool down body inflammation resulting from the body's allergic response. _ Any questions, feel free to comment below! 👇🏻