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Old 12.02.2021, 14:13
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

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Triofan is oxymetazoline, this is a very effective decongestant but has some side effects that may affect people

It does come with two important caveats however - do not overuse either too frequently or beyond 3 days. You can exacerbate your congestion/sinusitis along with the SEs
Exactly. Since hay fever allergy symptoms tend to last throughout an entire season (months), having something you can use only for 3 days is not very helpful. Particularly since over-use (which is hard to resist when you continue having the symptoms) decreases its efficacy and ends up exacerbating the symptoms long term.

IMHO Triofan can be helpful to temporarily unblock congestion in colds/flu/sinusitis and other viral or bacterial infections - but not for hay fever. Since it has been around for a while "old-scool" pharmacists and doctors tended to give it by default for any kind of nasal congestion (well, as you say, it works, right) without bothering too much about the long term effects

I am not a doctor and all that - but I have experienced all of this on my own skin as they say
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