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Types of Allergy Medicine

There are so many different allergy medications to choose from. Find out what kind of treatments are available, and how each of them works to relieve your symptoms.

  1. Antihistamines

    Antihistamines relieve your symptoms by blocking the action of histamine in your system. They come in pill, liquid and nasal spray form, over the counter or by prescription.

  2. Decongestants

    Decongestants help relieve nasal and sinus congestion by shrinking swollen membranes. They’re often combined with an antihistamine.

  3. Antihistamine Eye Drops

    Over 80% of people with allergies have itchy eyes. Antihistamine eye drops are designed to help relieve these annoying symptoms.

  4. Intranasal Corticosteroids

    Available by prescription, as a nasal spray, corticosteroids help to treat and prevent swelling of the nasal passages. They also relieve congestion and other nasal symptoms.

  5. Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)

    A series of injections that are given by a healthcare professional over several years. Each contains a small amount of allergens to provoke an antibody response, reduce your sensitivity and increase your tolerance of the allergens.

Types of Allergy Medicine

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