25 Nov Can Home Doctors Prescribe Allergy Meds?
Have you ever wondered if home doctors can prescribe allergy meds? The short answer to that question is yes. This article will discuss the different kinds of allergy medications a house call doctor can prescribe and discuss how a concierge doctor can help treat allergies at home.
What medications can a home doctor prescribe for allergies?
Home doctors can prescribe several different types of prescription allergy medications. These medications may be:
- Nasal sprays
- Allergy shots
- Leukotriene modifiers
When your body comes into contact with whatever you are allergic to, your body produces chemicals called histamines. Histamines cause:
- Swelling in your nasal tissue
- Runny nose and eyes
- Itching in your nose and eyes
Antihistamines work by reducing or blocking the production of histamines, thereby reducing most of your allergy symptoms. Still, antihistamines usually need to be combined with a nasal decongestant to effectively reduce nasal tissue swelling.
Allergies make the tissues that line your nose swell up, which causes congestion. Decongestants work by shrinking swollen blood vessels and tissues, relieving the stuffed-up feeling.
Decongestants are available in many different forms, including pills, liquids, nasal drops, and nasal sprays.
Nasal sprays are used to treat nasal stuffiness and runny nose. Nasal sprays usually work faster than pills.
There are both steroid and saline nasal sprays available. Similar to nasal decongestants, steroid nasal sprays reduce inflammation in your nasal passages. Saline nasal sprays are saltwater-based and moisturize dry nasal passages and sinuses. They also reduce inflammation of mucus membranes.
Allergy shots help your body get used to the allergens that cause your symptoms, such as pet dander or pollen. This ‘training’ results in reducing the severity and frequency of your allergy symptoms.
Leukotriene modifiers are used to manage allergies and prevent asthma. They work by blocking the actions of leukotrienes.
Leukotrienes are inflammatory chemicals that your body releases when you contact an allergen. Leukotrienes cause the tightening of your airway muscles and produce excess mucus and fluid, making it hard to breathe.
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Get your at Home Allergy Test with Concierge MD
If you are looking for an accurate, convenient, and discreet way to determine if you have an allergy, Concierge MD can help. You can book an appointment for one of our healthcare experts to provide at-home allergy tests wherever you are.
Our team will review results with you, and let you know the next step in addressing your allergy or intolerance. We offer the convenience of home test kits, with the peace of mind that your health is in the capable hands of our trained healthcare team.
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