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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Allergy Medication
Answer: Several medications will help. First, nasal steroid sprays - either aerosol or water based
are excellent preventives. Second, topical cromlyn sulfate(nasalcrom, etc.) either in place of
or in addition to the topical steroids. Third, local eye drops of cromlyn sulfate for eye
irritation. Lastly, check your blood pressure on and off of the antihistamines. Most patients
don't have a major problem. Use the anti-histamines as a last resort after the above
measures. Desensitization with allergy shots also is helpful but, will take 6 months or so to
be effective. Maybe start these now for next year.