Allergy season in Toronto spans from April well into the fall, causing months of unpleasant symptoms for allergy sufferers. This season, experts are predicting that allergy season will hit later than usual due to April’s cool temperatures, staving off pollen counts until this month. No matter when it hits, compounding pharmacies are there to provide relief. Read on to find out more about how the specialized knowledge and products of a compounding pharmacy can help you get through allergy season.
This is one area where compounding pharmacies can offer assistance that no one else can. Compounding pharmacies can create medications that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. This may be of help in a number of circumstances where commercially available medications will not work, such as:
- Presence of allergies to ingredients commonly found in medication
- Requiring a personalized combination of different active ingredients
- Needing an adjusted dosage
- Changing the form of medication delivery (ex. liquid vs. capsules) to improve compliance in taking medications
Finding the best personalized delivery of medication such as capsules, nasal sprays, eye drops, or creams can go a long way in providing the most effective protection against allergy triggers and relief for your specific allergy symptoms.
There are a number of over-the-counter medications that are available at your local pharmacy to treat the symptoms of allergies or lessen their reactions. These may include antihistamines, decongestants, moisturizing eye drops, topical corticosteroids, or antacids to control gastrointestinal symptoms. You can talk to your pharmacist about symptoms and see what they recommend.
Non-medicinal symptom relief:
There are many products on the market that do not contain medicinal ingredients. These are often available at your pharmacy with the bonus of pharmacists’ specialized knowledge to help you choose the right one. Saline rinses and nasal sprays can help with nasal congestion while moisturizers can provide relief from skin reactions. Check in with your pharmacist to see what may work for you.
Counselling on Avoidance of Common Allergens:
In addition to creating customized medications, compounding pharmacies can also provide advice on how to avoid common allergens. This may involve tips such as checking pollen counts and staying indoors or closing windows when counts are high. By avoiding allergens that trigger your symptoms, you can reduce your reliance on medication and prevent future allergy attacks.
Overall, compounding pharmacies can provide personalized treatment options that address your unique allergy symptoms and needs. They can work with your healthcare provider to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific allergies and lifestyle, providing relief and improving your quality of life during allergy season. Contact Pace Pharmacy and let us be a part of your healthcare team!