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How can prescription medication help treat pollen allergies?

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If over-the-counter drugs don’t help you, your doctor may prescribe something stronger. Some prescribed meds block chemicals other than histamine that can trigger allergies. Others treat the symptoms caused by certain kinds of weed or grass pollen.

From: Pollen Allergies Overview WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation’s KidsHealth: "Seasonal allergies (hay fever)."

CDC's National Center for Health Statistics: "Allergies and hay fever."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Outdoor allergens."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Pollen allergy."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Pollen allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen allergy."

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Antihistamines, decongestants and cold remedies."

Mayo Clinic:  ”Hay fever.”

CDC: “Safe Ritual Nasal Rinsing.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation’s KidsHealth: "Seasonal allergies (hay fever)."

CDC's National Center for Health Statistics: "Allergies and hay fever."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Outdoor allergens."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Pollen allergy."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Pollen allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen allergy."

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Antihistamines, decongestants and cold remedies."

Mayo Clinic:  ”Hay fever.”

CDC: “Safe Ritual Nasal Rinsing.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

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