The seasons are changing and although we love the feeling of something new, for some of us this is the season of allergies.
When it comes to our allergy medication, we’ve tried just about everything - the drowsy tablets, the sprays, and even home remedies - but soon we’re wheezing and sneezing again.
Our editors went looking for more options and found Picnic; an online service that delivers personalized allergy medication to your door. Some of us have been loyal to Zyrtec and Allegra, even with the drowsiness and other side effects, but Picnic was worth a try. Here’s how it compares to our local drugstore range.
Picnic is the new approach to personalized allergy treatment. Begin by filling out a comprehensive quiz that includes a detailed description of your symptoms including how severe they are, what medications you’ve tried in the past, and if they worked.
Picnic then identifies which medications may help treat and prevent symptoms, and they’ll adjust your plan accordingly. They carry a broad range of oral antihistamines, intranasal sprays, eye drops, and natural remedies.
They also have generic versions of both over-the-counter and prescription allergy medications including Clarinex®, Allegra®, Benadryl Allergy®, Claritin®, Zyrtec®, and Nasonex®. No more paying the drugstore markup on your favorite OTC meds, or even buying them at all!
All prescriptions require a virtual doctor consultation and are delivered right to your door.
Once your treatment plan is set, simply subscribe and receive either their 30-day or 90-day supply. You can make changes to your treatment plan or cancel your subscription anytime, and if you have any questions at all, Picnic doctors are always available to answer any question.
Picnic’s prices vary based on your individual plans and start at $5.
There are a massive number of treatments on the market, so if you want to try all the over-the-counter options, your local drugstore is the place to do it.
We missed the personalization and service aspect of Picnic, but we were able to make our own decisions and skip the fee. However, if your local spot is out of the generic versions of common brands, you’re going to be paying a higher price for the name-brand items like Allegra ® which have the same percentages of effective ingredients as the generic options.
Unless you study beforehand or have great wifi in the allergy aisle, you’re also not going to be able to research everything about a certain brand before you buy it; oftentimes its interactions with other medications or likelihood to produce common side effects like drowsiness or dizziness will be revealed on the inside of the package. And these days, each brand has 50 different versions of the same medication, sometimes in different levels of effectiveness or methods of administration.
We like the freedom to roam the allergy aisle, but it can be overwhelming.
Our editors found Picnic to be the best place to get allergy medication. Their personalized treatment plan is extremely reasonable price-wise and offers a wider range of medications than the OTC allergy aisle. They also offer educational content in the forms of available allergists and their blog content to further help alleviate your worst allergies.
Picnic is becoming the place for allergy sufferers to find relief and thanks to their affordable, comprehensive system, it’s easy to see why. Stop buying the same allergy packs you’re not satisfied with and get personalized treatment delivered straight to your door.
Finally, it’s time to stop suffering from allergies and let Picnic find the perfect treatment for you.