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Do I need antihistamines for allergies?

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Different medications can treat allergies, including steroids and allergy shots, but usually the first thing to try is an antihistamine.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "NAB: Frequently Asked Questions."

AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide: "Tips to Remember: Asthma & Allergy Medications."

Rakel, D. 2007. Integrative Medicine,

Wallace, D.V. , August 2008. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Motala C. , June 2009. Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "NAB: Frequently Asked Questions."

AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide: "Tips to Remember: Asthma & Allergy Medications."

Rakel, D. 2007. Integrative Medicine,

Wallace, D.V. , August 2008. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Motala C. , June 2009. Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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