• Sometimes, avoiding allergens is just not enough to prevent the troublesome symptoms of allergic rhinitis. When this happens, allergy treatment using medications may be necessary. There is a wide range of treatments available for allergy sufferers, including prescription and non-prescription products.

  • Learn a pharmacist's secrets for successful cold and allergy treatment.

  • Nasal medications for allergies are available in a few different classes.

  • Eye drops used to treat allergies are specifically for eye symptoms such as red, itchy, and watery eyes.

  • Oral medications for allergic rhinitis include antihistamines and decongestants.

  • Allergy shots may be needed when you are exposed to a lot of allergens (e.g., pollen, dust mites) that you cannot avoid, or when allergy symptoms are so severe that allergy medications can't control them. Allergy shots are designed to desensitize your immune system to your allergy triggers or allergens.

  • Don't let colds and allergies steal your good night's sleep. Find out how to get through the night.

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