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I'm curious as to what allergy medication would work best?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Allergy meds: It depends on which allergic diseases you try to treat. In general, all OTC medications work pretty much the same except for the newly approved OTC intra nasal steroid nose spray for hay fever, which works better. When OTC meds does not take care of your symptoms, it would be best if you see an allergist.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Nasal spray: The best medical regimen for treating allergies would be a combination of a nasal steroid and a nasal antihistamine.

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I have an on and off allergy what is the best medication that i can use?

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