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Do antihistamines actually improve allergic conditionsor just suppress symptoms?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Antihistamines block

Antihistamines block the receptor sites for histamine released from mast cells or basophils in allergic reactions.
As such they suppress symptoms to a variable amount. The only present treatment that can actually alter the allergic condition (diathesis) is immunotherapy (allergy injections).

In brief: Antihistamines block

Antihistamines block the receptor sites for histamine released from mast cells or basophils in allergic reactions.
As such they suppress symptoms to a variable amount. The only present treatment that can actually alter the allergic condition (diathesis) is immunotherapy (allergy injections).
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