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Do over-the-counter meds help with allergies?

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Over-the-counter allergy meds can help if you have an eye allergy with mild symptoms. These drugs are usually less expensive than prescription ones and can clear up mild irritation. Eye drops usually contain anti-histamines and decongestants that help calm your peepers down.

Whichever medicine you take, be sure to follow the directions exactly as stated by the label or by your doctor. If you have any questions about your medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 30, 2019

SOURCE:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 30, 2019

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