Tips: Allergies & Related Symptoms

If you have allergies, it’s always a good idea to stock your medicine cabinet with products to treat your minor allergy symptoms. Read on for some advice from the Pharmacist at Walmart.

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It is a good idea to have a fully-stocked kit in your home and your car that includes the following items to treat allergies and related minor symptoms. Be sure to replace products when they have expired. The Pharmacist at Walmart can help you choose the right products to treat your allergies and related symptoms. Just ask.

Allergy symptoms

Common allergy symptoms include:
• Sneezing
• Stuffy, itchy, and/or runny nose
• Itchy and watery eyes
• Sore or itchy throat
Products that can help you deal with these symptoms include:
• Topical nasal and eye medications
• Antihistamine medication (non-drowsy, single dose)
• Oral decongestant tablets
• Saline nose drops or spray
• Nasal strips


Insect bites/stings

Insect bites or stings can sometimes produce an allergic skin reaction called “contact dermatitis”. The symptoms may include:
• Itching, redness and/or swelling of the skin that was exposed to the substance
• Skin rash
• Warmth of the skin at the site of exposure
• Painful red bumps
Products that can help you deal with these symptoms include:
• Topical anti-itch creams (lotions or stick)
• Colloidal oatmeal
• Antihistamine medication
• Pain medication
• Epinephrine prefilled syringes for people with severe allergy to insect bites/stings



Note: If you are pregnant or suffering from conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, talk to the Pharmacist at Walmart or your doctor before taking or using over-the-counter products.


Important information

If you have questions about allergies and related minor symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart.

This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.

This article is intended as general information. Always be sure to read and follow the label(s)/instruction(s) that accompany your product(s). Walmart will not be responsible for any injury or damage caused by this activity.



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