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For mild to moderate allergies, antihistamines and decongestants can help treat symptoms, as can nasal sprays.

If you don’t get enough relief by avoiding your allergens and using medications, your doctor may want to give you allergy shots. These work well for hay fever and allergic asthma.

From: What Is an Allergic Reaction? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Allergy Facts and Figures.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Allergic Reactions,” “Anaphylaxis.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Allergic Reactions.”

Mayo Clinic: “Allergies.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Allergy Overview.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Allergy Facts and Figures.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Allergic Reactions,” “Anaphylaxis.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Allergic Reactions.”

Mayo Clinic: “Allergies.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Allergy Overview.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 21, 2018

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