Let’s Get Medicated

So you have come to the conclusion that you do, in fact, suffer from allergies. You’re just like everyone else. Even if you’ve never dealt with allergies before in your life, they somehow found you. You’ve tried denial, and you’ve tried simply ignoring the problem, but have come to realize that there is absolutely no hope and you need to try something new.

This then introduces you into the world of allergy solutions! There are hundreds of sure-fire ways to cure Satan’s cold, and everyone swears by their own form. This article will briefly describe some realistic options.

  1. Organic local honey: no. Wrong. Some people swear that having a tiny bit of organic local honey year round will help your body become mildly immune to seasonal allergies. It sounds super cool and scientific, but in reality will do absolutely nothing. I have tried the organic local honey thing the last two years, and every year my allergies are worse. I’m not saying your allergies will get worse, I’m just saying that after experimenting with this theory the last two years that’s the only solution I have experienced.
  2. Good old-fashioned over-the-counter drugs! Yay! These are the way to go! During allergy season, which could last anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months, you will have a very specific new set of friends. Let me introduce you to Claritin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. These are the top prescriptions and will do the most damage to those little death-star-shaped pollens.

Let’s talk about each prescription, first and foremost, the most popular one would be Benadryl. This is not necessarily a parent’s favorite, simply because this pill is known to cause drowsiness. Or small comas. Either one really. But while you’re drifting in and out of consciousness or fighting to keep your eyelids open, you will realize that you are no longer sneezing, blowing your nose, or itching your eyes. Huzzah!

Claritin. This is actually a great pill, especially if you’re trying to fight allergies while also continuing to live life like the normal human. Its known for getting rid of the sniffles and itchy eyes as well, which is really all you need in an allergy pill.

Zyrtec, it’s basically the same thing as Claritin but a different brand, and for some reason it works better for some people than Claritin does. I being one of those people. So do your research, and learn which allergy medications are the best for you and your needs. I personally suggest trying out Benadryl, not because it works the absolute best, but because it doesn’t hurt to relax and take extra edge off as well. Just don’t be ridiculous and take more than one or two.

Now that you have been educated on the various options regarding allergy medication, I release you back into the world filled with stupid amounts of pollen, blooming flowers, burning eyeballs and runny noses. Once you face the fact you have allergies and medicate properly, you will feel like you are ready to conquer the world once again.


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