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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
Antihistamines: Antihistamines such claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec work for a lot of patients.

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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective medical treatment for nasal allergies triggered by pollen, dust, dander etc is topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold- ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Prevention best: Prevention of flare-ups by avoiding exposure to irritants and allergens that trigger outbreaks and by minimizing skin dryness. Typical skin irritants ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Cetirizine/Zyrtec: Assuming that "allergies" means itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip caused by contact with inhaled substances to which ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
What kind?: You will need to tell us what kind of medication and how soon the reaction started after you took the pill because we can venture a guess. Nonetheles ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience in Internal Medicine
Avoidance: Don't eat what causes allergy.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no: Ingestion of alcohol is not recommended when taking antihistamines that can produce drowsiness and slowed reaction time. This generally refers to Ben ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Saline: Saline nasal spray or rinses can help with allergy symptoms. Otherwise there are numerous medicines that are safe and effective.

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