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Allergy Medicine 101

Based on symptoms, some allergy sufferers might need different treatment than others. Take a look and see which treatment is right for you.

Rhinocort Intranasal Spray in Use

Intranasal Corticosteroids

Typical Form: Nasal spray

Use: A great option for relieving nasal congestion and reducing inflammation around the nose and sinuses.

Nasal decongestants

Decongestants

Typical Forms: Nasal spray, pill, and liquid

Use: The champion of shrinking swollen membranes, decongestants are used to alleviate both nasal and sinus congestion.

Antihistamines

Antihistamines

Typical Forms: Nasal spray, pill, liquid, and eye drops

Use: Great for relieving allergy symptoms like as sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, and itchy nose or throat. They work by blocking histamines — compounds released by the body in response to an allergen.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

Typical Forms: Shot, pill, and oral drops

Use: Administered by a doctor, this treatment reduces sensitivity and increases tolerance to allergens by giving you increasing doses of allergens, provoking an antibody response.