Here's How to Choose The Best Allergy Treatment For Your Symptoms

“Allergies.” It’s a one-word diagnosis (well, two words, “allergic rhinitis,” to be scientific) that means so many different things to different people. It’s not just what you’re allergic to, where it’s coming from (trees, grass, or ragweed), and what season they hit, either.

There are tons of different allergy symptoms, from nasal congestion to sneezing to itchy, watery eyes, and no one experiences them exactly the same. So it’s not surprising that there’s no one perfect treatment for everyone. But this fact may be a little shocking:

80% of allergy sufferers fail to choose the best over-the-counter medication for their symptoms.

In some cases, you might need different drugs for different symptoms. In others, you may really need prescription medication. And even if you have the right meds, you may not be taking them the right way, whether that means taking your antihistamine too early in the day, not using your nasal spray correctly, or starting treatment too late in the season.

In fact, the best time to start taking allergy medication is 2–4 weeks before symptoms start, since some drugs take time to ramp up to maximum strength.

So even if you're feeling lucky that your symptoms haven’t set in yet, it’s better to start thinking about this now than waiting until after they strike.

And how do you figure out which allergy medications are right for you, anyway?

That’s where Picnic comes in. Their expert allergists put together a quiz that picks out the right treatment for you, based on your unique symptoms and allergy history. Then they’ll ship those medications to you so you can start taking them ASAP.

So take the allergy quiz, enjoy 50% off your first order, and get ready to breathe easier this year.

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