Forget a Bad Hair Day. The havoc wreaked by seasonal allergies—constant sneezing, a stuffy nose, and itchy, red, watery eyes—will make split ends seem like the least of your worries. Want to feel like yourself again? Of course you do. So choose an over-the-counter medication that specifically treats your symptoms.
To treat annoying allergy symptoms, Keith Kerekes, pharmacist at Shoppers Drug Mart in Nelson, B.C., recommends trying over-the-counter medications. “There isn’t much of a difference between over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Often it’s the same medication but different dosages,” he says. “For example, Reactine and Life Brand cetirizine are available over the counter in 10 milligram [strength], but are available by prescription in 20 milligram [strength].” If you’re not sure what triggers your allergies, if symptoms persist or if you have trouble breathing, see your doctor or allergist.
Lisa Hannam is Glow's Health Editor.