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Wednesday, August 08, 2012 LindaJH, Community Member, asks

Q: Do I need to take allergy relief over a number of days for it to have any effect?

I've been taking one tablet every time I think I'm going to a swimming pool which seems to have a nasty effect on my sinuses, but I'm wondering if I need to be on it several days before I swim as well.
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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro
9/14/12 4:36pm

You don't say what you are taking for allergies, but yes, although most allergy medicines do provide some relief almost immediately, they may not reach full effectiveness for 7 to 10 days of continuous use. But this really depends on what you are using.

 

 

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By LindaJH, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/14/12, First Published: 08/08/12