Allergy season, or allergies in generally, are no fun for anyone. The key to helping to relieve your allergy symptoms is to have an allergy relief kit. You can make one kit to carry with you at all time or you can make one for your home, one to leave at work and another one to keep in your car.
If you have life-threatening allergies, you should have a medical alert bracelet. For milder allergies, you should keep a laminated card in your allergy kit with the type of allergy you have, name and phone number of your doctor and your health insurance information.
Antihistamines are designed to give you powerful, fast relief from your allergy symptoms, like itchy eyes, watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. Some good products: Claritin 24-Hour Allergy Relief and Allegra 24-Hour Allergy Relief.
A bronchodilator is available by prescription only. It is usually only needed for allergy sufferers that experience asthma attacks, which often occurs. A bronchodilator is an inhaler that is short-acting. You take a couple of puffs when you have a mild asthma attack.
An epinephrine auto-injector is also only available by prescription. This is used for those who have severe allergic reactions, also known as anaphylaxis. By having this in your allergy kit, you can curb any life-threatening allergic reactions.
Allergies will likely leave your eyes red and itchy, so keeping eyedrops on hand is important. Eye drops can help to relieve itching and inflammation. Some good products: Visine-A Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops and Bausch & Lomb Alaway Allergy Eye Itch Relief.
Hydrocortisone cream definitely belongs in your allergy relief kit. These creams are designed to help with itchiness and inflammation. Some good products: Gold Bond Rapid Relief Anti-Itch Cream and Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Cream.