Allergic Reaction (cont.)
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What Is the Treatment for an Allergic Reaction?
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Generally, antihistamine medications are the treatment of choice after the allergen is removed.
Very severe reactions may require other therapy, such as oxygen for breathing difficulties or intravenous fluids to boost blood pressure in anaphylactic shock. Patients with very severe reactions usually require hospitalization.
What Types of Medications Treat an Allergic Reaction?
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There are many types of anti-allergy medications. The choice of medication and how it is given depends on the severity of the reaction.
For relief of long-term allergies such as hay fever or reactions to dust mites or animal dander, the following medications may be recommended or prescribed:
For severe reactions, the following medications are usually given right away to rapidly reverse symptoms:
Other medications may be given as needed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/12/2016
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