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How can nasal steroid help with treating allergies?

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Nasal steroids, which you can get over the counter or by prescription, are often the first drug recommended for nasal allergies (hay fever). Your doctor might prescribe anti-inflammatory steroid drugs, like prednisone, for severe symptoms.

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergy Overview."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Allergies."

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: "About Food Allergy." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Allergies Health Center." 

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Allergy."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 01, 2017

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergy Overview."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Allergies."

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: "About Food Allergy." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Allergies Health Center." 

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Allergy."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 01, 2017

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