Seasonal Allergies? Try D-Hist!
- Erin Orth
Allergies preventing you from enjoying the weather? Have you tried allergy medications with no success? Ask your local Hometown Pharmacist about Natural D-Hist!
Allergy season is upon us, and with about 50% of the population having allergies it is helpful to know your options on how to treat allergy symptoms for you and your family. Environmental allergies are often associated with specific seasons, such as spring or late summer, when trees and plants are spreading pollen into the air. Your allergies may even be year-round and be caused by dust, mold, or animal dander. No matter the time of year or the extent of your allergies, they can impact your daily living and quality of life. Symptoms often include itchy or watery eyes, runny or stuffy nose, plugged ears, sneezing, difficulty breathing, and coughing.
The most common treatments for various types of allergies are antihistamines. Antihistamines block histamine, which is a chemical that is released from the body when it comes into contact with an allergen, which leads to the typical symptoms associated with allergies. Some examples of these medications include: loratadine (ClaritinTM), cetirizine (ZyrtecTM), fexofenadine (AllegraTM), and diphenhydramine (BenadrylTM). Antihistamines may not work for everyone and may lead to side effects, such as drowsiness or dry mouth.
There are numerous medications that can help you get symptom relief, such as nasal sprays, eye drops, or decongestants. If you have tried lots of products in the past or have to be on a number of medications in order to get relief, Natural D-Hist may be for you.
Natural D-Hist, made by OrthoMolecular, is a natural medication available only through health care professionals, and it’s made locally here in Wisconsin. It works by clearing nasal and sinus passageways, reducing mucus, aiding in respiratory health, and increasing immune function. Better yet, this medication prevents symptoms from starting in the first place and is found have less side effects than traditional allergy medications. Most individuals require only a 7 to 10-day course to help clear up symptoms and can then use Natural D-Hist as needed afterwards.
If you’re wondering if Natural D-Hist is right for you, come into your local Hometown Pharmacy today. Our pharmacists are happy to help you find the right allergy medication for you and answer any questions you may have on other available natural products!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
> Benefits of Natural D-Hist over common allergy medications:
• More effective
• Better tolerated
• Less drowsiness
• Can be used as needed
> What does Natural D-Hist do for you?
• Clears nasal and sinus passages, and prevents these symptoms from starting
• Reduces mucus
• Aids in respiratory health
> How to take Natural D-Hist?
• Length & strength of treatment can vary from person-to-person based on symptoms
• Most only need a short 7-10 day course
• D-Hist may be taken as needed or once daily
Natural D-Hist is available at Hometown Pharmacies.
Ask if Natural D-Hist is right for you!
*Should be avoided in people with pineapple allergies and/or pregnant individuals
The views expressed in this article/blog post reflect those of the author and are intended for educational purposes only. This information should not take the place of medical advice. Hometown Pharmacy Partnerships (HPP) and any organization with a business relationship with HPP are not responsible for the outcome of any decision made based on the information presented in this article/blog post. Please check with your health care provider(s) prior to starting any new dietary, movement and/or wellness strategies.
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I'm Erin, the pharmacy manager for Hometown Pharmacy in Kewaskum. I started in January of 2018. I grew up in Milwaukee, attended Milwaukee Public Schools and graduated in 2000 in the top 1% of my high school class. After high school came undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where I graduated in 3.5 short years with a double major in both mathematics and chemistry. The next choice was not so clear, as both medical school and pharmacy school were possible career paths. After shadowing a medical resident at Froedtert Memorial Hospital during the 30th hour of a "workday", I decided that practicing pharmacy would enable me to utilize my favorite subjects (math and chemistry/bio-chemistry) while still allowing for time with family, friends, and hobbies outside of work.
After graduating from University of Wisconsin - Madison with a doctorate of pharmacy in 2007, I went to work as a pharmacist for a 'Big Box' pharmacy in Milwaukee. This was very challenging. Between the volume of work, the tough communities these pharmacies were located in, and the long hours, a choice finally had to be made. I left the large chain pharmacy for a more diverse career experience. I went on to work as a compounding pharmacist at a small, family-owned, independent pharmacy, and eventually became the Lab Supervisor for Non-Sterile Compounding Services. This provided extensive experience in compounding of medications as well as analyzing hormone tests (performed by patients themselves using sophisticated technology) and using the information to balance hormones (estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, thyroid) in both women and men. That is truly my passion, and I have brought this capability, including the test kits for patients to use, to Hometown Pharmacy.
Practicing at Hometown as a pharmacist has given me the opportunity to take all of the skills acquired over the years, obtained from such differing work environments, and apply them to provide the best and most efficient patient care possible. I strive to get to know my patients on a personal level, often asking them "What are you doing for the rest of the day?" or "How was your weekend?". Opening up an avenue of conversation in this way has allowed patients to engage and establish a personal connection with me, and this connection has led to a deep level of trust that patients have in me as their pharmacist.
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