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How can I alleviate allergy symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, clogged ears, sneezing)?

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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many ways

The most common answer you will get from docs is "allergy meds".
In addition, avoidance of the allergens is a powerful solution, but often difficult to achieve. Rinsing away those allergens from your nose can be hugely successful. Consider using a daily nasal rinse of saline. Like rinsing dust off your car, daily nasal saline rinses wash away allergens, virus, bacteria. Nice effect. Try it.

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In brief: Many ways

The most common answer you will get from docs is "allergy meds".
In addition, avoidance of the allergens is a powerful solution, but often difficult to achieve. Rinsing away those allergens from your nose can be hugely successful. Consider using a daily nasal rinse of saline. Like rinsing dust off your car, daily nasal saline rinses wash away allergens, virus, bacteria. Nice effect. Try it. Consult a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
There are a few homeopathic remedies that help with the acute symptoms. Allium cepa if nose, eyes are running (like the response you get cutting and onion). Euphrasia is great for hay fever with red eyes, runny nose, etc. Hydrastis is also great for mucous and runny nose.
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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery , 21 years in practice
Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Allergy meds

There are many good over the counter allergy medications.
If the problem is year round, seeing someone who does provocation/neutralization allergy testing could help the symptoms right away.

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In brief: Allergy meds

There are many good over the counter allergy medications.
If the problem is year round, seeing someone who does provocation/neutralization allergy testing could help the symptoms right away. Consult a doctor now ›
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice , 24 years in practice
Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye Drops

Seasonal allergies are a real drag.
I think an all out "no prisoners" approach is best. Follow the guidelines of dr. Faust ENT and use nasal sprays, additionally there are now very good eye drops called mast cell stabilizers that prevent the histamine from ever releasing from the surface of the eye. These are a prescription once a day eye drop and bring real relief after about 2-3 days of use.

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In brief: Eye Drops

Seasonal allergies are a real drag.
I think an all out "no prisoners" approach is best. Follow the guidelines of dr. Faust ENT and use nasal sprays, additionally there are now very good eye drops called mast cell stabilizers that prevent the histamine from ever releasing from the surface of the eye. These are a prescription once a day eye drop and bring real relief after about 2-3 days of use. Would you like to talk to Dr. John Jarstad now? ›
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