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Patients should observe and detect symptoms of runny nose, tingling sensation in the nose and sneezing attacks.
Hay fever allergy sufferers should continue to consult the pollen forecast!
Patients usually do not need medication in this condition.
Patients with mild hay fever symptoms are often recommended to use a second-generation antihistamine. In this case, a distinction is usually made between the dosage form of an antiallergic tablet and a nasal spray. The instructions for possible side effects should be observed.
The use of the antihistamine is waived according to medical advice on days with only a low pollen load and without discomforts.
Patients who take medication should continue to monitor their symptoms daily and pay attention to pollen levels.
Physicians usually recommend that people use a tablet or nasal spray containing the antihistamine drug daily during the pollen season regardless of the exact level of the pollen count at the moment.
If the symptoms do not improve, it is usually recommended that patients take another antihistamine tablet or apply a nasal spray in the afternoon or evening.
In the case of other existing complaints, it is generally recommended by physicians to allergy sufferers to additionally use a nasal corticosteroid spray regularly in the morning for a period of 14 days.
Patients with moderate symptoms may discuss initiation of specific immunotherapy with the doctor, preferably with an allergist.
As a rule, physicians generally recommend that patients receive regular morning and / or evening nasal corticosteroid sprays in the event of severe pollen exposure.
In addition, concerned persons often take one to two tablets of antihistamine daily or a leukotriene receptor antagonist in the evening during the pollen season regardless of the level of the pollen count.
Treatment recommendations suggest that oral cortisone should be used once daily in the morning at a dosage determined by the physician on days when the burden of hayfever sufferers is very high.
Patients with severe symptoms should discuss the initiation of specific immunotherapy with the doctor, preferably with an allergist.