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what is the best medicine to use for allergies

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehmet Basaran
38 years experience 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 24-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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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several: There are several OTC allergy medicines that can be used. Choosing the right one will depend upon the symptoms one is having.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy: If over the counter antihistamines are not helping, your help will come from a board certified allergist, find one in your local area at acaai.Org or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Where are symptoms?: Usually nasal.I'd start with an otc anti-histamine like tavist(clemestidine).
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Claritin (loratadine) syrup: Good morning, claritin syrup is a non-sedating antihistamine which I have used in many patients of mine. It is safe for long-term use also. Avoidanc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoidance: Don't eat what causes allergy.
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