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What can you do to reduce fatigue related to allergic rhinitis?

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One way to reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis -- including fatigue -- is to take steps to avoid the offending allergen. In addition, proper medication can help with symptoms. Drugs that might help include:

Allergy shots -- immunotherapy -- may help in severe cases. This treatment involves weekly shots of increasingly higher solutions of the offending allergens. Allergy shots take time to be effective and are usually administered over a period of three to five years.

  • Topical nasal steroids (recommended)
  • Non-drowsy, second generationa oral antihistamines
  • Topical nasal antihistamines
  • Leukotriene modifiers
  • Mast cell stabilizers

From: How Tired Is Too Tired? WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American Diabetes Association: "Type 2 Diabetes."

American Heart Association: "Women, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

National Fibromyalgia Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

National Institutes of Health: "Depression."

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring...No Laughing Matter."

WomensHealth.Gov: "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American Diabetes Association: "Type 2 Diabetes."

American Heart Association: "Women, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

National Fibromyalgia Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

National Institutes of Health: "Depression."

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring...No Laughing Matter."

WomensHealth.Gov: "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

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