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What can I do for allergies?

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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Identify the causes

Allergy is becoming much more common in usa.
The severity of your symptoms will direct the treatment. Sometimes over the counter antihistamines and nasal saline are sufficient. If your symptoms are severe or recur frequently then allergy testing may be beneficial. Environmental modification is also an essential part of treatment.

In brief: Identify the causes

Allergy is becoming much more common in usa.
The severity of your symptoms will direct the treatment. Sometimes over the counter antihistamines and nasal saline are sufficient. If your symptoms are severe or recur frequently then allergy testing may be beneficial. Environmental modification is also an essential part of treatment.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
Dr. R. Keith Hill
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Broad Answer

This is a very broad question and the answer will depend upon what you mean by "allergies".
If you suspect you have allergy you should see your pcp for guidance. If that is not helpful or their suggestions are not providing relief then consider seeing a board certified allergist for their opinion.

In brief: Broad Answer

This is a very broad question and the answer will depend upon what you mean by "allergies".
If you suspect you have allergy you should see your pcp for guidance. If that is not helpful or their suggestions are not providing relief then consider seeing a board certified allergist for their opinion.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Claritin (loratadine)

Otc antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, allegra, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should help.

In brief: Claritin (loratadine)

Otc antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, allegra, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should help.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Antihistamines

You can try over the counter antihistamines such as Claritin or zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief.
You may wish to have an allergy panel performed to see what things you are allergic to, as decreasing your exposure to them is part of the treatment plan. Sometimes just by changing carpeting or putting covers on pillows or mattress or decreasing exposure to things, you don't even need medications.

In brief: Antihistamines

You can try over the counter antihistamines such as Claritin or zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief.
You may wish to have an allergy panel performed to see what things you are allergic to, as decreasing your exposure to them is part of the treatment plan. Sometimes just by changing carpeting or putting covers on pillows or mattress or decreasing exposure to things, you don't even need medications.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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