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Medication

There are several types of medications used to treat and prevent allergy symptoms. Medications are available in pill and liquid forms, nasal sprays, eyedrops and skin creams.

  • Antihistamines  block histamine, an inflammatory chemical released by your immune system during an allergic reaction.
  • Corticosteroids  help prevent and treat the inflammation associated with allergic conditions.
  • Cromolyn sodium  prevents the release of histamine, an inflammatory chemical released by your immune system during an allergic reaction.
  • Decongestants  relieve nasal and sinus congestion.
  • Leukotriene modifiers  block the effects of leukotrienes, inflammatory chemicals released by your immune system during an allergic reaction.

Contact Information

Allergy and Inflammation - Research
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Life Science, 9th floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-723-4110
617-735-4115