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how can i help allergies?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: See your docto. He/she can provide relief from your allergies.
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Agree with see doc.: There are also some things you can use otc. First saline rinses can help with the congestion. Secondly, there are several good antihistamines available, like zyrtec, allegra, or claritin (loratadine). If you wish to know what is triggering your allergies or for other treatments, see your physician.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Identify and avoid: It is important to identify the allergic trigger so that it can be avoided. If avoidance measures are not helpful or unrealistic, then various medications are available for treatment. If symptoms are still not controlled, an allergist can offer allergy shots for environmental allergies which improve symptoms by about 80% in 80% of patients.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Allergies: Your primary care doc. Can help u find the cause & triggers & treat those.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Allergies: An allergist is best qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. If you wish to try taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(is non drowsy) to see if symptoms resolve or improve you can buy these medications without a prescription. If you think you're experiencing allergies, try to determine what they can be caused by and try an elimination technique of one thing at a time

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Can an air purifier help with my allergies?

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Any alternative medications to help with allergies?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
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Yes: Some natural supplements may be helpful including quercitin which a natural histamine inhibitor. Stinging nettle and goldenseal have been used for allergic rhinitis. Also, the probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus and omega 3 fatty acids may be helpful as a preventive.
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How can I get help treating my allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Lots of resources: Start with family members who have allergies. I like to say that "noses run in families" (allergy joke). So who's helping them with their allergies? Next your primary care physician - a trustworthy, knowledgeable resource. You can call your county medical society for names or find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org & www.Acaai.Org. Think twice about those who advertise.
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How does fisherman's friends help allergies?

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Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "fishermans friend".
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Are there any pills to help against allergies?

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Dr. Linda Green
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Many : There are numerous medicines to treat allergies both over the counter and by prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist what is most appropriate for your situation.

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