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i have seasonal allergies and they tend to get real bad and over the counter doesnt work only prescription why is that ? why does counter doesnt work

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Many: Whether your allergies can be controlled by any drug or drugs depends on (a)How intense the allergen exposure (b) the primary mediators causing the inflammation (c) the potency of the medication (d) the technique in delivering the medication especially related to nasal sprays. I think you should consult an allergist about your problem. If medications works for all, there's no need for allergist.

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