Oral antihistamines are medications used to treat allergy symptoms like
- Runny nose
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- Itchy throat
- Skin rashes
- Watery or itchy eyes
Some antihistamines also are used to treat anxiety, insomnia and motion sickness.
A decongestant is used to treat symptoms typically caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, or other upper respiratory illnesses (e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis).
Some decongestants require a prescription.
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Nasal sprays are used to deliver medications locally in the nasal cavities or systemically to help treat allergy symptoms.
Steroid nasal sprays are used locally for conditions such as nasal congestion and allergic rhinitis.
Traditional allergy shots
Proven to be a very effective method for controlling allergy symptoms, traditional allergy shots are covered by insurance, require a 30-minute wait period in the clinic to monitor for reaction and are administered for three to five years for best results.
Cluster allergy shots
Cluster allergy shots condense the majority of the buildup phase into just three office visits.
They are covered by insurance, save time on office visits and are as effective as traditional shots at relieving allergy symptoms.
Also called sublingual immunotherapy, allergy drops are self-administered under the tongue until the patient reaches the maximum tolerated dose to treat allergies. They are not yet FDA-approved, and thus are not covered by insurance.
They are ideal for people who cannot tolerate shots and carry a lower reaction risk to some other allergy symptom relief options.
Drop therapy spans three to five years for best results.