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Dust Allergies

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How Are Dust Allergies Treated?

Over-the-counter or prescription allergy drugs can help control your symptoms.

  • Antihistamines relieve itching, sneezing, and watery eyes.
  • Decongestants ease or unclog a stuffy nose.
  • Nasal steroids reduce swelling in your nose so you can breathe better.

You might be able to get allergy shots (immunotherapy). They treat allergies over a longer time. Ask your doctor if they make sense for you.

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on September 09, 2014
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