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How can you treat allergies with cold-like symptoms?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Allergy meds: Allergies and cold often have similar symptoms. Antihistamines are good for runny nose and sneezing but less successful for congestion. While congestion from a cold may be helped by decongestants, it is often better to use prescription nasal sprays to relieve congestion from allergies.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What causes my allergy-like symptoms if it's not allergies?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Many causes: Clarify by describing your symptoms. Non-allergic rhinitis can be just as bothersome and harder to treat. Allergies only trigger a fraction of asthma exacerbations - eczema and hives also. An allergist is trained in evaluating these conditions.

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