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Itchy Eyes, Runny Nose, Drippy Sinus ... It's the Season

Magazine article Drug Topics

Itchy Eyes, Runny Nose, Drippy Sinus ... It's the Season

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That chorus of sneezing, sniffling, and coughing you're hearing could be Mother Nature's payback for the unseasonably warm weather she gave us a few months ago.

As Laura Landro pointed out in her Wall Street Journal column ("The Informed Patient," March 13, 2012), "Mild winter temperatures in many parts of the country - the fourth warmest winter since record-keeping began - have triggered an unusually early release of pollen from trees. That bodes badly for the millions of people who suffer from allergic rhinitis - commonly known as hay fever. Allergists are predicting a longer, and more intense, allergy season than normal ... [with] even more severe symptoms for allergy patients, especially those with asthma."

What to do? Read on.

Health Care Products has introduced Nasal Ease, which works with the body's own immune system to relieve symptoms of airborne allergy such as sneezing, sinus congestion, and runny nose without the use of zinc. The only powder nasal spray on the market, Nasal Ease reacts with the moisture in the nose to create a more effective mucus trap. This product is nonhabit-forming, does not promote drowsiness, contains a unique homeopathic ingrethent, and is safe to use with OTC and Rx allergy medications.

Health Care Products also took over the Buster Brands product line in March; in this category the line includes Sinus Buster and Allergy Buster. All-natural Sinus Buster uses capsaicin to start breaking through tough sinus symptoms fast, offering relief from nasal congestion sinus pressure, and sinus headache. All-natural Allergy Buster uses a combination of capsaicin and nettle to quickly relieve allergy-related symptoms such as nasal congestion, mnny nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headache. These clinically tested products are non-habit-forming, and do not promote drowsiness.

LungCare, from Canfo Natural Products is a 100% natural herbal supplement that supports the body's ability to rejuvenate cells. It works with the lungs to encourage cilia growth, help trap phlegm and cleanse the respiratory system.* It helps to combat harsh, air-polluted environments* and provides a cleanse for smokers.* ("These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. This produd is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)

Hyland's Inc., which has long provided homeopathic products to treat pediatric seasonal illnesses, recently added a DEFEND line specifically tailored to adults Included is DEFEND Sinus, quick-dissolving tablets formulated to temporarily relieve symptoms of sinus pressure, headache, nasal congestion, sinus pain, and fever associated with colds or allergies. The product is all-natural, alcohol-free, sugar-free, dye-free, and nondrowsy. It dissolves under the tongue.

Heel Inc. now offers Adrisin, a homeopathic allergy medicine, in a convenient pocket-pack size. Adrisin provides temporary relief from allergy symptoms, including runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and skin irritation. Active ingrethents indude micro-doses of plants and minerals that act in harmony with the body's ability to fend for itself. Suitable for all ages, Adrisin's non-drowsy formula does not interfere with other medications. For additional allergy relief, Adrisin can be used with Heel's Luff eel nasal spray for hay fever relief and Oculoheel eye drops for eye redness, eye irritation and eyestrain.

Bayer Healthcare has added AlkaSeltzer Plus Allergy Formula to its Plus line. …

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