Posted 1/20/2007 5:20 PM (GMT -6)
Seasonal AllergyIf you're seriously interested in knowing about allergies, you need to think beyond the basics. This informative article takes a closer look at things you need to know about allergies.
Allergies do not decrease with age. With spring in full bloom many seniors are suffering from allergies caused by pollens from plants. While there are many drugs available that can alleviate the symptoms of allergies (runny nose and itchy eyes) seniors must be very careful when using these medications. If you are taking prescription drugs be sure to check the label for warnings about possible interactions. Before you use an over the counter medication read the label as some drugs are not recommended for use when certain health conditions are present. Be careful also with some of the older antihistamine medications - one frequent side effect is drowsiness and they can make you dizzy increasing the risk of falls.
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