ALLLERGY
Treatment


 
   Antihistamines
They are the main type of medicine used to treat allergies. Antihistamines are classified by considering their side effects: sedating and non sedating. Histamine is a chemical in the human body that over reacts to certain triggers (allergens), such as pollen, mold, dust mites or pet dander and produces allergy symptoms. An antihistamine is a drug that blocks a receptor for histamine. Antihistamines can be taken as pills, liquid, nasal spray, or eye drops.
   Decongestants
Decongestants relieve congestion and are sometimes recommended along with antihistamines. They are commonly available in spray, liquid, or pill form.
   Combination Antihistamines and Decongestants
Some allergy drugs contain both an antihistamine and a decongestant to relieve different allergy symptoms.
   Corticosteroids
Decongestants relieve congestion and are sometimes recommended along with antihistamines. They are commonly available in spray, liquid, or pill form.
   Bronchodilators
Bronchodilators are inhaled drugs. They are mainly used to control asthma symptoms.
   Mast Cell Stabilizers
Mainly used when the body reacts to allergies by showing inflammation symptoms. They come in eyedrops, nasal sprays and inhalers for asthma.
   Leukotriene Modifiers     
Leukotriene modifiers were originally developed to treat asthma symptoms. Now, they are also used for nasal allergy symptoms.
   Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy is based on allergy shots in order to increse the tolerance rates of the immune system. Recent studies also confirm that allergen drops or tablets administered under the tongue are an effective alternative to the shots and can help to build immune tolerance in people suffering from allergies.
   Prevention
Once the triggering allergens are identified, the primary approach is to avoid them. Exposure can be reduced but sometimes cannot be completely eliminated and are difficult to avoid, like the level of pollen in the environment or the lack of information about ingredients on certain foods.
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Allergy Description
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