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How do mast cell stabilizers work to treat allergies?

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Mast cell stabilizers are allergy drugs for mild to moderate swelling. They block your body from releasing a chemical called histamines. You can take them as eye drops to treat pinkeye (conjunctivitis) or as a nose spray for runny or stuffy nose. It make take a few weeks for the drug to kick in fully. These drugs sometimes can cause side effects like burning, stinging, or blurry vision when your fist use the drops.

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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

SOURCE: 

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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