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A 18-year-old male asked:

Stopped the yellow actifed and now taking clarinase and avamys for allergic rhinitis. what can i do to recover faster?take lemon water, chamomile, etc?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Treat the symptoms: You don't 'recover' from allergic rhinitis; you just treat the symptoms through the allergy season. A typical combination of drugs is an antihistamine combined with an inhaled nasal steroid spray. In the U.S., antihistamines (e.g. Zyrtec, claritin, allegra) can be purchased over-the-counter, but steroid sprays (e.g. Flonase) require a prescription.

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