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Types of Allergy Medicine

Find out what kinds of allergy treatments are available, and how they work to relieve your symptoms.

Allergy Medicine 101

AntihistaminesUse product only as directed.

Antihistamines

Form: Pill, liquid & nasal spray

USE: Antihistamines block histamines, compounds released by cells in response to injury, allergic and inflammatory reactions while helping to relieve annoying allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and itchy throat or nose.

Decongestants

Form: Pill, liquid & nasal spray

USE: Alleviates both nasal and sinus congestion by shrinking swollen membranes. Sometimes decongestants are combined with an antihistamine like ZYRTECr-D.

Decongestants
Decongestants

Antihistamine Eye Drops

FORM: Eye drops of course

USE: These types of eye drops are designed to help relieve itchy, watery eyes, which affects over 80% of people with allergies.

Intranasal Corticosteroids

FORM: Nasal sprays

USE: Relieves nasal congestion and other nasal allergy symptoms by reducing inflammation in the nose.

Decongestants
Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

FORM: Allergy shots, pills and oral drops

USE: Treatment administered by a doctor that gradually gives increasing doses of allergens to provoke an antibody response, reduce your sensitivity and increase your tolerance of allergens.

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