Allegra And Back Pain: Hey, It Can Happen
May 29th, 2017
Allegra and Allegra D are powerful and popular drugs for combating allergy problems. However, like any drug, they can give you negative side effects. Up to 2% of people take Allegra and back pain results. This back pain is usually in the upper back, behind the shoulder blades. It’s not serious, not crippling and never happens to 98% of Allegra takers. If you take Allegra and back pain pops up, call your doctor. You might not need to stop taking Allegra or Allegra D.
Coping With The Ouch
If Allegra is the only thing that gets you through allergy season, then stopping may not be a viable option for you. That doesn’t mean you take Allegra and back pain is your burden. There are things you can do to help ease your back pain while you are taking Allegra. These include:
Over the counter painkillers: Although it may seem silly to have to take one pill to counter the effects of another, this may be what you have to do in order to have a normal quality of life. For some people taking Allegra and back pain happens, taking acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen takes away the pain.
Cold Therapy: You need to place ice, a cold pack or a cold compress on your place of “Ouch”! The cold can ease the pain, or at least numb it somewhat. Some doctors recommend a bag of frozen peas as the perfect cold pack because you are less likely to get a cold burn or strange skin mottling. You need to cook the peas when they thaw out, though. Cold therapy is NOT recommended for anyone with circulation problems.
Hot Therapy: Invest in a heating pad that you can microwave (presuming you also have a microwave oven). This gives dry heat, which can be very soothing. Moist heat is the key for other people taking Allegra and back pain comes on, so they prefer to soak in a hot tub or a hot shower to ease the pain. You have to try each method to see which works best for you.
Massage: You cannot massage your own back, so someone will have to do it for you. You can go visit a professional or anyone with a kind touch who doesn’t mind seeing your bare back. Massages are best done with lotion or oil that is room temperature and hands free of rings or long fingernails. Aromatherapy oils dripped in the mix are optional. Rosemary and marjoram are especially recommended for soreness.