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I was diagnosed with seasonal/environmental allergies.For years, it was well controlled with chlorpheniramine. The allergies are bad now but the symptoms are constant. What should I do?
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several Options
If one is having increased seasonal allergy symptoms and otc meds are not helpful see your pcp.
In general the treatment for allergy symptoms include avoidance, medications ( antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistmines) and allergy vaccines. If your pcp can't help or one's symptoms are that severe they should might suggest a visit to an allergist.

In brief: Several Options
If one is having increased seasonal allergy symptoms and otc meds are not helpful see your pcp.
In general the treatment for allergy symptoms include avoidance, medications ( antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistmines) and allergy vaccines. If your pcp can't help or one's symptoms are that severe they should might suggest a visit to an allergist.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Paul Carter
The closest thing to a cure for allergic rhinitis is allergy shots. This will decrease your allergy and may even eliminate the need for meds. Of the available OTC meds, continue an antihistamine like Zyrtec and try adding Nasalcrom. That's about as good as you can do without seeing a doctor.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Need more treatment
Sometimes you need to add another type of medication, such as a prescription nose spray, or think about having shots to lessen the symptoms.
See your allergist or ENT for more discussion.

In brief: Need more treatment
Sometimes you need to add another type of medication, such as a prescription nose spray, or think about having shots to lessen the symptoms.
See your allergist or ENT for more discussion.
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Cynthia Point
You can try OTC Zyrtec, or Claritin, both available as generics too. Sorry. I am a fellow sufferer.
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
3 doctors agree
In brief: All year allergies
Seasonal allergies that have now morphed into perrenial symptoms could be indicative of the development of new allergies or the progression to a more chronic sinus issue.
Use of nasal steroids can oftentime be helpful, but seeing an allergy/sinus specialist might give you the best long-term relief.

In brief: All year allergies
Seasonal allergies that have now morphed into perrenial symptoms could be indicative of the development of new allergies or the progression to a more chronic sinus issue.
Use of nasal steroids can oftentime be helpful, but seeing an allergy/sinus specialist might give you the best long-term relief.
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: ?question?other RX
If you are looking for other rx suggestions there are several available, the 1/day meds like allegra(fexophenadine) or claritin(loritadine) work fine in some & are available otc.
You may want to do an environmental audit: any dust/smoke/perfume /fume products will aggrivate & feel identical to allergic triggers in some.With these issues avoidance is the key to improvement.

In brief: ?question?other RX
If you are looking for other rx suggestions there are several available, the 1/day meds like allegra(fexophenadine) or claritin(loritadine) work fine in some & are available otc.
You may want to do an environmental audit: any dust/smoke/perfume /fume products will aggrivate & feel identical to allergic triggers in some.With these issues avoidance is the key to improvement.
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