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what is the best medicine to use for allergies

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehmet Basaran
37 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
OTC antihistamines: The best treatment is to be dog free. However, otc antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays can be helpful.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergy medications: Unfortunately there is no "best" brand. Different patients respond better to one medication than to another. Loratadine, diphenhydramine, fexofenadine ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to pr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to expo ... Read More
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis, the joints involved and the severity of the involvement.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Several options: Try Acetaminophen or ibuprofen*. Since sinus headaches may be due to the sinus pressure, decreasing the pressure will help- an anti-histamine drug ( ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on duration.: Nasal steroids are generally better than oral antihistamines for symptom control but take about a week to, work so better to, use them if allergies go ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Ceti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. They all are about the same. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Huh?: I am an ey doc and I have never heard of having a cold in the eye! cold sore?
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
No such thing: There is no good medication for most viral illnesses, including a cold. Rest, more rest, and plenty of hydration are what the doctor orders.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Please see below.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sen ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Omega 3 and foods: First thing i would do is start taking omega 3 fatty acid supplements. Then i would avoid all sweets and additives in your foods. Especially anything ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy medications: There are no certain medication for dust allergy. Treating allergy depends on your symptoms. Dust allergy, dust mite or any other environmental allerg ... Read More
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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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Depends...: ...On what you are allergic to, what your symptoms are, and how great an impact those symptoms have on your life. The best treatment is to find out wh ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle wi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Stop drug: If you are allergic to a drug and you have taken it or reacted to it. Stop taking the medication and call your doctor. Would recommend taking allergy ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Where are symptoms?: Usually nasal.I'd start with an otc anti-histamine like tavist(clemestidine).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Allergy magic bullet: It's different for everyone. Most people respond well to antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra & claritin, but some do not, & require intranasal steroi ... Read More
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