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What can I do for itchy nose allergies? Is nose steroid sprays the best way?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Multi-prong approach

The treatment approach for allergies is avoidance of the triggering allergy, medications and allergy injections if necessary.
Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment. Singulair (montelukast) has about the same effectiveness as antihistamines. A board certified allergist is a great resource to provide an individualized treatment plan just for you.

In brief: Multi-prong approach

The treatment approach for allergies is avoidance of the triggering allergy, medications and allergy injections if necessary.
Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment. Singulair (montelukast) has about the same effectiveness as antihistamines. A board certified allergist is a great resource to provide an individualized treatment plan just for you.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Allergic rhinitis

For prophylaxis, i recommend singulair, (montelukast) 10 mg at bedtime daily to be started at least 2 weeks before the season and continued until the season is over. Alternatives will be the otc usual antihistamines or prescriptions of their derivatives.
In addition, nasal antihistiamine sprays are also available as well as steroid nasal sprays. Please ask your doctor.

In brief: Allergic rhinitis

For prophylaxis, i recommend singulair, (montelukast) 10 mg at bedtime daily to be started at least 2 weeks before the season and continued until the season is over. Alternatives will be the otc usual antihistamines or prescriptions of their derivatives.
In addition, nasal antihistiamine sprays are also available as well as steroid nasal sprays. Please ask your doctor.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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