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Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

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Dr. Douglas Berson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Zyrtec (cetirizine) for asthma

Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not treat asthma.
If you have asthma triggered by allergies you need specific asthma treatments see your doctor. You may need to get some additional asthma controller therapy such as steroid inhalers. Allergy immunotherapy can help to control allergies that trigger asthma. In addition for more severe allergic asthma xolair injections are available.

In brief: Zyrtec (cetirizine) for asthma

Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not treat asthma.
If you have asthma triggered by allergies you need specific asthma treatments see your doctor. You may need to get some additional asthma controller therapy such as steroid inhalers. Allergy immunotherapy can help to control allergies that trigger asthma. In addition for more severe allergic asthma xolair injections are available.
Dr. Douglas Berson
Dr. Douglas Berson
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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
4 doctors agree

In brief: See an allergist

If allergy medicines are not helping and allergies trigger your asthma, it may be time to see an allergist for evaluation.
In the long run allergy injections may be a better option.

In brief: See an allergist

If allergy medicines are not helping and allergies trigger your asthma, it may be time to see an allergist for evaluation.
In the long run allergy injections may be a better option.
Dr. Linda Green
Dr. Linda Green
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