Treating allergy

Treatment options for allergic rhinitis

There are two ways of treating allergic rhinitis. Both have been shown to relieve discomfort and allergy-related illness.
What is the difference
Allergy immunotherapy treats the underlying cause of allergy, and may provide both improvement of symptoms within a few months and long-lasting improvement. This is in contrast to the usual symptomatic medications that are prescribed, such as antihistamines and corticosteroids, which only temporarily relieve the allergy symptoms while the medication is being taken.
Last updated: 2016.11.09