Piriteze contains an antihistamine called Cetirizine which can be used for the treatment of hayfever and allergies. In addition to this Piriteze can also be used to relieve rashes and itching. Piriteze is available in tablets and also Piriteze syrup is available for adults and children over the age of six.
An allergy is when your body has an adverse reaction to a harmful substance called an allergen. Allergens include things such as pollen, dust mites, dead skin cells and food. If a person reacts to something causing an allergic reaction their body produces a chemical called histamine. Symptoms of an allergy are sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, and watery eyes.
There are many types of allergies varying from:
- Airborne Allergies - occurs normally during spring, summer and autumn. Grass and tree pollen are the most common examples of these.
- All year round airborne allergies - these are usually allergic reactions to pet mites, dust mites, mould spores, foods, and chemicals. Skin allergies - red swollen bumps appear on the skin usually triggered by plants or cosmetics.
- Allergic contact dermatitis - this is an allergic reaction to items such as household cleaners, and other items around the household.
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