It is sometimes impossible to avoid allergens or avoid them enough to prevent the uncomfortable symptoms of allergic rhinitis. In this case, it may be necessary to take medication to treat your allergies. There are several medications to fight the symptoms or the origin of an allergy. These medications act locally on the organ (lungs, skin, etc.) or systemically (on the whole body). There are several generations of antihistamines with different molecules that have different side effects. Sometimes you have to try several to find the one that suits you best. Both prescription and over the counter medications against allergies are available.
Atarax (hydroxyzine) works by blocking the activity of histamine, which is the substance that triggers the symptoms of allergies. It also exerts its action as a sedative on the central nervous system and can act as an antiemetic, acting as an antagonist of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.