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Thibodaux, LA
A 16-year-old female asked:

i have bad allerigies sometimes. cetirizine stopped working so i take zyrtec (cetirizine) d. i heard u cnt take decongestants too long. wat are longterm treatments?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Allergies: Your best option for long term of your allergies is allergen desensitization, a board certified allergist can help you identify your triggers and desensitize you and decrease your dependence on medications.

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