Do you suffer from allergies and have frequent flare ups? Do you often find yourself reaching into your medicine chest to pull out yet another of the numerous medicines that just don't seem to help? When this happens the medicines are usually deemed as being ineffective. The problem is you may not be using the right medicines or possibly have not been using them correctly. This article will focus on how you should take your allergy medicines if you want to avoid the sneezing episodes throughout the day.

1. Pollen Allergy? Take Your Medicines at Bedtime

If you suffer from pollen allergy, and have to get an early start in the morning you might want to start taking your medicine at bedtime. The high pollen period occurs between 5am and 9am at which time you have to be out if your schedule demands it. You may have great results in the morning if you take a combination of oral anti-histamines at bedtime.

2. Use Supplements

Your nasal passage really takes a lot of the beating during an allergy attack, because it is the path that airborne allergens use to wreak havoc on the body. The inflammation of your nasal passage may be helped by a good dose of vitamin D. The recommended dose per day is 600 IU.

Ingesting some probiotics may also stop your body from going into overdrive each time it thinks it is being invaded. Your allergic reaction is really all about your immune system trying to get rid of, and fight off what it considers to be invaders. You can help your gut to get back a healthy balance of bacteria by taking a three to five billion CFU (colony-forming units) probiotics supplement each day. It will help to restore the bacteria in your gut which would in turn minimize the reaction of the immune system.

3. When All Else Fails - Turn to Immunotherapy

If you find that your regular combination of medicines and strategies are no longer working for you, consider doing immunotherapy. This treatment is especially recommended if you continue to have severe and persistent allergy attacks no matter what else you try. Immunotherapy treatment involves taking a series of shots that contain tiny doses of allergens. It works similar to vaccines. By introducing tiny doses of the culprit allergens into your body, over time it may help your body develop some level of defense against the allergen. This allows the body to lessen its overreaction to the allergen when it encounters it again in the future. Your doctor will help you determine the course of treatment that is best for you.

As is a best practice when dealing with any medical condition, always consult the relevant medical professional for advice. Once you discover the right combination of medications at the correct dosage for your particular allergies, you can enjoy an symptom-free day. The key to combating a day of sneezing is to preempt the allergic reaction, and help the body prepare to feel the allergen, yet not overreact to it.

Author's Bio: 

Neil Chrysler blogs about allergies sharing his tips and insights on a range of health blogs online, having been a sufferer himself since childhood. Click the link to find out about Reactine liquid gels and other allergy medication products.