Medications

Medications that can be used to treat allergies consist of:

Antihistamines

Antihistamines are accessible over-the-counter and by prescription. They are accessible in several forms, including:

  • Capsules and pills
  • Eye drops
  • Injection
  • Liquid
  • Nasal spray

Corticosteroids

Anti-inflammatory medications (corticosteroids) are obtainable in several forms, including:

  • Skin creams and ointment.
  • Eye drops.
  • Nasal spray
  • Lung inhaler

Severe allergic symptoms patients may be prescribed corticosteroid pills or injections for short time periods.

Decongestants

Decongestants can assist get rid of a stuffy nose. For more than some days do not use decongestant nasal spray, as they can cause a “ricochet” outcome and make the congestion worse. In pill form, decongestants do not cause this difficulty. People with high blood pressure, heart problems, or prostate enlargement should use decongestants with carefulness.

Other Medicines

Leukotriene inhibitors are medicines that block the trigger allergies substances. Zafirlukast (Accolate) and montelukast (Singulair) are permitted for people with asthma and indoor and outdoor allergies.

Allergy Shots / Immunotherapy

Allergy shots (immunotherapy) are occasionally advised, if you cannot escape the allergen and your symptoms are tough to regulate. Allergy shots keep your body from allergen over-reacting. You will get constant allergen injections. Each dose is somewhat greater than the previous dose till an extreme dose is got. These shots do not work for everyone and you will have to visit the doctor often.

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