Medical Treatment for Allergies

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In addition to avoidance, allergies can be successfully treated with medication. This may include a combination of antihistamines, decongestants, antihistamine nasal sprays and eye drops, nasal steroid sprays, anticholinergic sprays, and leukotrienes. I typically start my allergy patients with an inhaled nasal corticosteroid, an oral second-generation antihistamine, or both.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you need to begin medical therapy before the anticipated appearance of allergens and continue during the time of likely exposure. For example, if you are allergic to tree pollen and grasses, this would mean starting your medication before the appearance of tree pollen in the spring and continuing through the peak of the grass-pollen season in May and June.

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