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what is the best medicine or treatment for hay fever?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No one bullet drug: There is no "one size fits all" medicine. For mild symptoms, an oral non-sedating antihistamine may be enough (e.g. fexofenadine) You also should use HEPA filters at home and drive with closed windows. You should also rinse nose with saline. If this is not enough, a nasal steroid or antihistamine should be added. If insufficient, see a board-certified allergist to consider allergy shots.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What's the best way to treat hay fever?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Allergy medicines: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the best remedy for hay fever?

2 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Allergy shots: If by "best" you mean "cure" then allergy immunotherapy, either injections or possibly sublingual drops, are the answer. Medications, avoidance, and saline rinses only relieve symptoms. Immunotherapy changes the course of the disease; for many providing a cure, for some dramatic improvement. Immunotherapy is disease-altering. Everything else is stopgap.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What approaches work best to help hay fever without medicine ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
None: There is no good way other than wearing a face mask all day.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What remedies for hay fever are the best?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Treating hay fever: Hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) is best treated by topical nasal steroids starting just before the season and using it daily through the pollen season. The addition of nondrowsy antihistamines (claritin, allegra, zyrtec) used as needed if the nasal spray is not enough. For long term treatment, if symptoms are significant or hard to control, allergy injections can be very helpful.

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