SPRING ALLERGIES

10 Allergy Myths That Will Surprise You - Myth 5

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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October 12, 2015

5. The best time to start taking your allergy medicine is when your symptoms first appear.

If you wait for the first sign of a sniffle or sneeze to take your medicine, it will already be too late. Allergists recommend anticipating allergy season and starting on antihistamines and other allergy medicines early, so they can build up in your bloodstream and arm you before symptoms strike. Make sure you read package instructions carefully and take the medicine only as directed.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Christopher Nystuen, MD, MBA and Janet O’Dell, RN