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How are mast cell stabilizers used to treat allergies?

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Mast cell stabilizers can be used to treat mild to moderate inflammation in allergy sufferers. Mast cell stabilizers are available as eye drops for allergic conjunctivitis, and nasal sprays for nasal allergy symptoms. Like with many drugs, it may take several weeks before the full effects are felt.

From: Allergy Medications WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

FDA. News release.

Sanofi-aventis U.S. News release. 

UpToDate.com. “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics).”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on May 03, 2017

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

FDA. News release.

Sanofi-aventis U.S. News release. 

UpToDate.com. “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics).”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on May 03, 2017

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