Nasal congestion, when runny nose Many people choose to turn to the service of “antihistamines” to reduce such symptoms. But many people are still unaware of the hidden dangers of these tiny antihistamine pills. If used improperly Plus, there are many types of antihistamines to choose from. So let’s get to know more about antihistamines.
Antihistamines solve what?
Antihistamines help treat many types of allergic reactions. From minor airborne allergies such as nasal congestion, runny nose, to treating allergic rhinitis. Food allergy symptoms and environment until there is a red rash itchy skin, coughing, sneezing, swollen lips, swollen face, car sickness, seasickness, etc.
How many types of antihistamines are there?
Antihistamines are divided into 2 main types, which are drowsy after taking. and the UFABET type that is not sleepy after eating
- Antihistamines that cause drowsiness (original antihistamine)
Used to treat allergic rhinitis with itching, sneezing, runny nose, rash, hives, skin allergies Itchy rashes are caused by insect bites, poisonous plants, or certain chemicals. It can also relieve motion sickness in cars and boats.
Examples of antihistamines that make you sleepy: chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine Dimenhydrinate, hydroxyzine, tryprolidine, brompheniramine, ketotifen, oxatamide, etc.
even if you feel drowsy after eating But the original antihistamine like this can cure motion sickness Better get seasick It acts faster than the type that is not drowsy after taking it. But it wears off faster as well.
that this type of antihistamine makes you drowsy Because the drug can be absorbed through the brain more than that.
Caution when taking drowsy antihistamines
– Do not use the drug continuously for a long time.
– Should not be used in people who work on machinery and drive.
– Do not use in conjunction with sedatives, sleeping pills, alcoholic beverages.
– Beware of use in young children. Especially under 6 years old because it can cause sleep apnea.
– Pregnant women who wish to take medication should always consult a doctor or pharmacist.
– Should not buy drugs to eat by yourself, should consult a doctor or pharmacist every time before use.
- Non-drowsy antihistamines (new antihistamine)
This group of drugs can be used to treat a variety of symptoms. similar to traditional drugs Gives better results in reducing acute urticaria and reduce itching faster than other drugs in the same group But may not have the effect of relieving runny nose, motion sickness, seasickness as the original group
Examples of over-the-counter antihistamines: cetirizine, levocetirizine, fesofenadine, loratadine.
new type of antihistamine that is not sleepy after eating Although effective in relieving motion sickness Seasickness is inferior to old antihistamines. But it can cure red rashes. Some types of hives and solve itchy skin better and although it acts more slowly than the type that is drowsy But it works longer.
However, when allergic reactions occur The important thing to do first is to observe what causes defeat and avoid when encountering the cause of defeat Choosing antihistamines correctly keep exercising eat nutritious food get enough rest And if you want to use the drug to want to sleep then. But in the right way Consult a doctor or pharmacist when you want to use the drug is the best.