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What You Need to Know About Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)

Antihistamines

Antihistamines

  • Antihistamines offer temporary, but immediate, control of many of the most troubling symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
  • Topical nasal sprays are particularly useful in patients who experience side effects of oral antihistamines, mostly xerostomia and sedation.
  • Antihistamine tolerance seems to develop and alternating effective antihistamines periodically can control symptoms over the long term.