Indoor Allergens (cont.)
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Indoor Allergies Treatment
The single best thing you can do is remove the allergen from your environment (see Prevention). A variety of medications can be used to treat hay fever, eye symptoms, and asthma.
Self-Care at Home
Nonprescription antihistamine medication such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) by mouth reduces the itch and watery eyes. Caution - these medications may make you too drowsy to drive or operate machinery safely. They can interfere with concentration or with children's learning at school. They are to be used for a few days only.
If symptoms do not improve, your physician may prescribe one or more medications. The medications do not cure the allergy, but relieve symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/13/2014
Rick Kulkarni, MD
Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C
Richard F Lockey, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Timothy D Rice, MD
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Indoor Allergens - Patient Experience
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Indoor Allergens - Prevention
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