Have a seasonal allergy action plan and think preventative. When you use medications early, you may ease your symptoms all spring. Finding the right combination of treatment might take a bit of trial and error:
Antihistamines can help if you’re sneezing, have a runny nose, or your nose and eyes are itchy.
Decongestants can come to the rescue when you’re all stuffed up because they shrink the lining of the passages in your nose. You can try a nasal spray or a pill format, but be aware of potential rebound effect with long-term use, as they are best used for periodic relief.
Nasal corticosteroid sprayed into your nose, can give you relief from stuffiness and sneezing. These are very effective when used regularly, but they may take a few days or weeks to kick in.
Always consult with your primary care physician if you take other routine medications to avoid potentially problematic interactions.