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What kind of allergy pill will help most with indoor and dust allergies?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Any antihistamine

All antihistamines such as benedryl, allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are histamine blockers.
They block histamine at the histamine receptor. This is independent of the cause of the release of histamine. So, all antihistamines are useful in the treatment of indoor or dust allergies.

In brief: Any antihistamine

All antihistamines such as benedryl, allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are histamine blockers.
They block histamine at the histamine receptor. This is independent of the cause of the release of histamine. So, all antihistamines are useful in the treatment of indoor or dust allergies.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Yoram Padeh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Antihistamines

The most common type of allergy pill is an antihistamine, and are generally the most effective against indoor and outdoor allergies.
However, each body is different and some antihistamines work better for some, but not for others, like a "lock and key". Trial and error is the only way to find out which antihistamine is the best for your body.

In brief: Antihistamines

The most common type of allergy pill is an antihistamine, and are generally the most effective against indoor and outdoor allergies.
However, each body is different and some antihistamines work better for some, but not for others, like a "lock and key". Trial and error is the only way to find out which antihistamine is the best for your body.
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Dr. Yoram Padeh
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Dr. James Sublett
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Limited benefit

All antihistamines have some effect on indoor and dust allergies.
The newer, non-sedating 3rd generation antihistamines (levoceterizine, desloratadine) last up to 24 hours and provide relief for milder allergies. Leukotriene modifiers (montelukast) also are beneficial. None of these are as effective as allergy shots. It is very important to remember that avoidance measures are essential.

In brief: Limited benefit

All antihistamines have some effect on indoor and dust allergies.
The newer, non-sedating 3rd generation antihistamines (levoceterizine, desloratadine) last up to 24 hours and provide relief for milder allergies. Leukotriene modifiers (montelukast) also are beneficial. None of these are as effective as allergy shots. It is very important to remember that avoidance measures are essential.
Dr. James Sublett
Dr. James Sublett
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