- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever/seasonal allergies) affects between 10-30% of all adults in the U.S. and as many as 40% of children.
- As many allergy sufferers already know there is no cure. Symptoms can be alleviated by taking over-the-counter treatments, and finding one that works for you is a challenge every season.
- Our editors who are unfortunately prone to seasonal allergies decided to test out Picnic, a service that creates personalized treatment packs through an online doctor. Read on to hear their full review.
You think it's something you will grow out of as a kid but that is just not the case for so many still suffering from allergies as adults. The warmer, sun-filled adventure days is what gets us through the dark cold months, to then only get struck down with nasal congestion, burning eyes and nose, coughing, headache, and all the rest.
Even the thoughts of an outdoor lunch can be a no-go!
We have all tried the over-the-counter remedies to keep the symptoms at bay, sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't. So we wondered how Picnic could help us enjoy spring and summer without the dread of worrying about our allergies.
Picnic is changing how we look at allergy relief and instead of the one-size-fits-all approach, they offer a personalized treatment plan. Everyone's symptoms and needs for relief can be so different, so we were curious to see if Picnic would live up to our expectations.
You start with their quiz, which was very in-depth. They ask everything from your symptoms, to what medications you've tried before to even what state you live in. We felt they definitely had a good understanding of our specific allergy condition and left nothing out.
From there, their allergy experts created a personalized Allergy Pack based on all your answers. Picnic uses only the best treatments out there and their experts will know which ones are the best for you. So if, like us, you're wondering what they can offer in their personalized regimens, the answer is anything you need for relief.
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Picnic has oral antihistamines, intranasal sprays, and eye drops, along with natural remedies. They provide the generic versions of many allergy medications such as Clarinex®, Allegra®, Benadryl Allergy®, Claritin®, Zyrtec®, Flonase®, and Nasonex®. Depending on your symptoms, the severity of them, what you've tried before and with all the other info you provide to them, they will know which you will need.
Each pack comes with detailed information and advice including if they cause drowsiness or not and any prescription medications will be taken care of by their virtual doctor consultation. They literally have everything you need in one place.
Once we received our personalized packs and checked out we could choose to receive them every 30 or 90 days, depending on your needs. Then the best part, in a few days it's at your doorstep, no need to wait in lines sneezing and crying to get the same pill ever again.
And what better time to try it out than when the sun is shining and the pollen count was high. After 3-4 weeks of trying out our personal packs from Picnic and it is a resounding YES from us all. For most it's a process of trial and error to find what works and we wouldn't want to do it without Picnic by our side.
Picnic's products range from $5 to $58 so their packs are really affordable, especially for their personalized service and getting everything delivered to your door. Picnic also accepts FSA and HSA cards.
We never thought a customized service was needed for our allergies but Picnic has shown us it is the key to true allergy relief. If your allergies are getting in the way of you enjoying your plans, then you need Picnic.
Life is way too short to be avoiding the beautiful outdoors or suffering from a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes.