The pollen season is improving, so they are increasingly seeking medical help for their allergic complaints.The most common questions about allergologyIn order to reach the most relevant information, dr. Katalin Balogh, an allergologist with the help of the head doctor of the Allergy Center in Buda, answers the most frequently asked questions of the patients.
I don't feel effective with the treatment: didn't I choose antihistamine well?Patients have access to a great deal of information through the Internet, which can have both its benefits and disadvantages. It is beneficial to recognize the disease. You know that it is not natural for you to have symptoms similar to year after year, year after year. The disadvantage, however, is that if you know exactly what you are allergic to, you can choose one of the medications available at the pharmacy. You start taking it, but it doesn't work. "If you have allergic symptoms while taking antihistamines, the most common reason is that you have not selected the right active ingredient for you. For best results, you may need a combination or follow the optimal dosage.You may also be taking the prescribed remedies for allergology, but what you have done last year may not work with the same dose and control you have. you need to change your treatment. Especially when your symptoms have changed or previously effective drugs do not stop your complaints. "
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I am fed up with year-to-year symptoms and back-to-back medicine! Do I have another chance?Many people are reluctant to take herbal medicines for several weeks or even months, so they are looking for a lasting solution to their allergic symptoms. Dr. Katalin Balogh recommends allergic immunotherapy for them. Here, too, you need to take a medicine - put it in the form of an allergen-purified extract in the form of tablets, sprays or drops - but only once a day for three years. The improvement is significant in the first year of treatment, and with successful therapy, up to 10 to 12 years of relief can be achieved, meaning that allergy symptoms do not occur during this time. However, this treatment should be started at least two months before the allergen plant is blossoming. It is possible to have ragweed allergies for the last time in the first week of June.Related articles in Allergy:
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