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Hay Fever (cont.)

Hay Fever Follow-up

  • Follow the treatment recommendations of your health care provider. Give the medications a chance. Most of them work well but some take several days to reach full effectiveness.
  • See your health care provider if you experience any complication of hay fever.
  • Any adverse effects of the medications prescribed should also prompt a visit to your health care provider.
  • Consult your health care provider periodically to see if new, better medications with fewer side effects are available.
  • Periodic re-evaluation of your allergy sensitivity is also recommended to prevent further illness.
  • If you would like to have allergy shots for desensitization, discuss it with your primary health care provider or an allergist.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/5/2014
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