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Commercial cooperation of the Orion Histec: allergy season begins: Can the last year of medicines use more and 5 more important questions
Climate warming has lengthened and the early pollen season in Finland. By now it is high time to upgrade your medicine cabinet and start the medication.Pollen allergy causes symptoms approximately every fifth Finnish.

Many pollen allergy suffering is probably already got symptoms this spring. Allergy season begins in Finland in march-April and lasts until late autumn. Global warming is an Allergy, skin and asthma according to the association of prolongation of the pollen season and early it started about two week.

in Addition, the southern most in Europe, especially hazel and alder flowering often begins already in January and February, and the wind with the pollen transported in small quantities in Finland. Part of the pollen allergic symptoms is therefore able to occur in the beginning of the year.

the Current pollen situation information, visit Norkko.en.

Symptoms are typically allergic rhinitis, sneezing, nasal itching and congestion, as well as possibly respiratory problems like cough and asthma symptoms. In many pollen allergic also have the eyes reddened, itchy and sting. Pollen allergy can also cause skin symptoms.

pollen allergy suffer from about 20 per cent of finns. Information about allergy and its treatment are, however, partly incomplete.

How long the medications should be used? Do they wasp sting? Here's the answers to six important questions, which is good to go through this pollen season of at the beginning.

1. When the season is at its worst?

the Worst time depends on what tree or plant pollen who is worse sensitive.

Most symptoms of allergy in Finland cause of birch, which sensitised is about 15% of the population. Birch flowering takes place mainly in may, but the symptoms can become in southern Finland already at the end of April. In northern Finland birch flowering continues until June.

July hypoallergenic the worst time is July. Part of July the plants start to bloom as early as June side, the part will continue to bloom even in August. Birch and grass allergen number multiplies in the air just the rain above, and in particular a thunderstorm.

Also mugwort cause for many finns disgusting symptoms. Its flowering begins in July after halfway, and to continue the first yöpakkasiin.

2. When the medication should start?

the Best power I can get, when you start an allergy medication for a week or two before pollen season starts. In this case, medicines could work better and the worst symptoms can stay away.

of Course the medication can start from the stage of allergy season only. Orion Histec-anti histamine contains cetirizine, which is the most examined and Finland, the most used active substance in allergies. Antihistamines affect quickly, and they can get assistance at short notice have already started other symptoms.

3. Can I use last year's leftover medications?

Old medicines exercise should always first check the date. Antihistamine tablets shelf life is long, so it is very possible that the previous year, remaining drugs are still usable.

instead, open the nasal inhalers and eye drops do not retain from the previous year, but they must be renewed every season. Expired medication will take to the pharmacy, when they are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

the Latest now is a good to visit your medicine cabinet through and make sure that there can be found the necessary allergy medications.

4. How long drugs should be used?

the Key allergy medicines use is continuity. They're not supposed to take pain medicine for acute treatment symptoms, but used regularly throughout the allergy season to prevent and relieve the symptoms.

5. I'm allergic to wasp stings. Do allergy medicines help?

Also wasps, bees, horsefly or mosquito bites cause symptoms like redness, itching and hives, to relieve anti-histamine or hydrokortisonilla. A bee sting will also help in the cold.

your Doctor will turn to, if it is badly allergic to bees and get stung, or if sting comes to the neck or head. A wasp or bee sting is good to be prepared, by keeping also the snakebite kit comes with both at home and at the cottage too.

6. Can I get symptoms also abroad?

Allergy medications should be taken according to also foreign trips. What the south most of Europe you go, the longer the pollen season is.

however, it is Worth remembering that overseas pollen allergies can cause other varieties than in Finland, such as, for example, the Mediterranean countries, olive trees, cypress, plane tree and ragweed. In practice, it is therefore possible to get an allergy symptoms of foreign travel, even if they are not available in Finland at all.

Sources: Allergy, skin and asthma association, the Duodecim health library

Orion Histec

- Seasonal and year-round allergic head cold and allergic eye and skin symptoms.

- Available in swallowing before and the apple taste in the mouth of biodegradable tablet form.

- Also 100 tablets pack without a prescription.

- rapid onset, up to 30 minutes.

- Cetirizine is one of the world's most popular and best known antihistamines.

Read more: self-care pharmacy

Histec 10 mg tablet. Seasonal and year-round allergic head cold-related nasal and ocular symptoms as well as long-term urticaria treatment. Active substance: cetirizine. Dosage: Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet once a day. 6-12 years: 1/2 tablet 2 times a day. Ask Histecin use of your doctor if you have kidney disease or are pregnant or breast-feeding. Packaging: 10, 30 and 100 tablets, 14-28 lozenge. Please review carefully the package leaflet. Pharmacy. Additional information: self-care and ark. at 8-22 tel. 010 439 8250.

snakebite kit 50 mg tablet. First-aid for snake-bite as well as bee or wasp sting caused by the reactions. Follow the operating instructions and always contact a doctor kyynpureman after. Active ingredient: hydrocortisone. Pack size: 3 tablets. Please review carefully the package leaflet. Pharmacy. Additional information: self-care and ark. at 8-22 tel. 010 439 8250.

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