What is the Best Hay Fever Rash Treatment?

Hay fever can bring with it a large number of symptoms. Not everyone will experience the same ones, and one of the least common symptoms is a rash. Thankfully, you can treat that rash in much the same way you would the other symptoms of hay fever.

The best way to treat hay fever rash is to avoid it entirely, specifically by avoiding the allergens that cause the rash. The rash usually develops when your skin comes into direct contact with some sort of allergen, which is often pollen. You can’t always avoid the allergens, though, and you may have to deal with the rash once it has started to develop. While it will go away on its own after you stay away from the allergens, you can use some treatments to deal with the problem.

The best treatment would be an antihistamine. This prevents the rash from spreading, blocks the mechanism that causes the rash and gets rid of the rash over time.  This medication can be purchased over the counter, but what is available that way may not be strong enough for some people. Prescription antihistamines (such as Loratadine, Fexofenadine, or Telfast) are often more powerful and can help to alleviate cases where the rash is severe and unaffected by OTC treatments. Using our online consultation service, a prescription can be issued for these stronger antihistamines when our doctor deems them necessary.

Unfortunately, there is no cure or direct treatment for hay fever; so all medications will deal with the symptoms and trying to control them. While there may be creams and ointments that can be applied to the rash directly, you should always consult with a doctor first before you use them.

Any treatment for hay fever should be used with caution by anyone who has a serious pre-existing medical condition. Hay fever and the medications used to treat it can interact with medications they may be taking or with the medical condition they may have. It is wise to consult a doctor before taking any medication for hay fever if you already have a pre-existing condition for which you receive treatment.

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