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Do antihistamines help with food allergies?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Yes
They can help alot depending upon what you are allergic to.
Some food allergies, such as peanut, even oral antihistamines are not strong enough to prevent anaphylaxis and avoidance is the only "treatment" in wide spread use. Milder allergies can be improved with antihistamines. Check with your allergist.

In brief: Yes
They can help alot depending upon what you are allergic to.
Some food allergies, such as peanut, even oral antihistamines are not strong enough to prevent anaphylaxis and avoidance is the only "treatment" in wide spread use. Milder allergies can be improved with antihistamines. Check with your allergist.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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In brief: Sometimes.
They can be helpful in mild cases of immediate hypersensitivity.
For more severe cases, steroids or Epinephrine may be needed.

In brief: Sometimes.
They can be helpful in mild cases of immediate hypersensitivity.
For more severe cases, steroids or Epinephrine may be needed.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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