Iya Villania on dealing with allergies: ‘I only trust the expert’

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TV personality now a first-time mom Iya Villania-Arellano has been experiencing allergies for years now. But this bubbly and go-getter person, nothing can stop her from doing the things she loves even when allergies get in the way.

“I’m always around different things that are dusty and feathery,” Iya said, adding that she started having allergies when she was still a young girl in Australia.

As she started her showbiz career in the Philippines and eventually got into sports and travelling with then boyfriend and now husband Drew Arellano, she can’t escape being exposed to factors that can trigger her allergy.

WL2A2693Allergies exist in different forms. Its symptoms vary from sneezing uncontrollably, or experience a runny nose paired with watery eyes. Allergy attacks might vary and it impairs the senses and hinders one from living your life to the fullest.

Allergy symptoms might be common among many people that it leads to a lot of misconceptions. Some of these myths include ignoring the allergy attacks, upon the belief that it will eventually go away. Sometimes, people go as far as exposing themselves to allergens in the hope that they will become immune to it.

There are also those who think that overtime, they will eventually outgrow their allergy and be “healed” completely.

And for Iya, she only trusts Claritin, the world’s number one anti-allergy medicine, continues its plight in fighting common allergies.

“At home, my husband owns a pet cat that I’m super allergic to!” she said. “I love pets but I just can’t be around them for a long time, or else I’ll end up sneezing my way through the day. When this happens, I only trust the expert and take Claritin, the world’s number one allergy medicine.”

According to Emmanuel Cruz, brand manager of Claritin, there are many anti-allergy brands that are present in the market right now.

For the past 25 years, Claritin is the best for its heritage and track record which gives the brand an edge and a deeper understanding of the allergy sufferer.

“We want to be able to make others work and play hard, without the interruption of their allergy attacks. With its proven efficacy and guaranteed reliability, Claritin is truly the number one anti-allergy brand in the world,” he said.

Cruz added that besides being the number one non-drowsy over the counter antihistamine and the number one allergy brand in the world, Claritin also continues to be the pioneer in anti-allergy through its recent launch of the new orally-disintegrating format in Claritin Reditabs.

Its goal is to give people with allergies the freedom to do the things they wanted—indoor or outdoor—just like Iya. Gelyka Ruth R. Dumaraos

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