Allergy Medicine Not Working?

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Allergy Medicine Not Working?

May 27, 2022

Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and allergic sinusitis with pollen season getting longer and pollen counts higher each year, many people are experiencing worsening symptoms.

In some instances, you may find that your allergy medication no longer provides the same relief as before. Is it possible for over-the-counter allergy drug remedies to quit working?

According to Dr. Alan Goldsobel[1], at the Allergy and Asthma Associates of Northern California, “There may be a form of pharmacologic tolerance that develops in particular to antihistamines. Many patients state that one antihistamine works well for their symptoms for many months or years, then they feel that it loses effectiveness. Once they switch antihistamines, they feel better, and later, when they revert to the original, its effectiveness returns. It’s not entirely clear as to why some people have experienced this, and others don’t.”

There may be situational or other reasons why allergy medications can stop working:

Whatever the case may be, managing your allergy symptoms effectively may require a combination of natural and over-the-counter remedies, and lifestyle changes.

If you’re seeking a non-pharmacologic remedy for your allergies, consider non-invasive treatments like ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief – a 100% drug-free therapy device that is FDA-cleared and has no chemical side effects. It is the first of its kind and only  FDA-cleared bioelectronic device that targets allergic sinusitis, sinus pain and congestion.

If your symptoms persist, consider seeing a board-certified allergist to get a proper diagnosis.

 

[1] Dr. Alan Goldsobel is a member of the Tivic Health Medical Advisory Board.

 

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