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Allergy Treatment

Last Updated on Nov 04, 2016
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How can Allergy be Treated?

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid exposure to the allergen.

Treatment and prevention of allergies involves:

  • Avoid allergens.
  • Slight reactions with mild symptoms usually respond to oral antihistamines like loratidine, cetirizine, fexofenadine or diphenhydramine.
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  • Nasal corticosteroid sprays are prescribed for nasal symptoms not relieved by antihistamines.
  • Epinephrine is used in severe reactions (anaphylaxis).
  • An anti-inflammatory steroid cream such as hydrocortisone can be used for skin rashes. Small, localized skin reactions can be relieved by using a cold, wet cloth or ice for relief.
  • Patients with severe reactions may require hospitalization. In case of anaphylactic shock, other therapies are needed like oxygen for breathing difficulties or intravenous fluids to boost blood pressure.
  • Immunotherapy- Allergy shots are given to people with persistent and disruptive allergy symptoms. Allergens are injected in the body to desensitize the body's response. These shots do not treat symptoms, but they prevent future reactions by altering the immune response.

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Bon19

I was diagnosed with shingles three weeks ago, the medication gave me an allergic reaction, I am still taking more medication because my head will not stop itching and my ears are swollen, I have never felt so rough

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The allergies can be different as the causes for it appears to be different but if not treated properly may causes serious problem on body. 24 Hour Emergency Room Houston

crystal79

I just noticed faint white sploches on my legs and upper thighs look like polka dots,dime size and some smaller.Some of them have tiny red pimple like spots in center. when i rub my legs they disapear for a second and then slowly reappear.I am someone that my feet will turn purple easy and i have sensitve skin as iam getting older i'am 32 years old female.Have been spending more time outside could it be an allergy.

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I am Suffering from skin allergy since last years leo citrazine tablet give relief for 3 days kindly suggest remedy

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One year ago i have developed hair dye allergy which troubles me as asthama attack, reddish eyes etc. So i changed another dye which gives me very mild asthama but more skin itching on scalp etc.. I am in contact with doctors. Advise me more !!

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