Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is an irritation of the nose caused by pollen and is associated with the following allergic symptoms: nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, eye and nose itching, and tearing eyes. Avoidance of known allergens is the recommended treatment, but if this is not possible, antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays may help alleviate symptoms. Read more: Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- hydroxyzine (Vistaril)
- Antihistamines (Oral)
- diphenhydramine, Benadryl
- loratadine dispersible tablet - oral, Alavert ODT, Claritin RediTabs
- flunisolide - nasal, Nasalide, Nasarel
- fexofenadine - oral, Allegra
- fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine extended-release - oral, Allegra D
- montelukast - oral, Singulair
- cromolyn - nasal, Nasalcrom
- promethazine/phenylephrine - oral
- guaifenesin/dextromethorphan/decongestant - oral
- loratadine - oral, Claritin
- fexofenadine 24-hour tablet - oral, Allegra
- promethazine/dextromethorphan - oral
- pseudoephedrine/loratadine 24-hour tablet - oral, Claritin-D
- diphenhydramine - injection, Benadryl
- promethazine/phenylephrine/codeine - oral
- cetirizine - oral, Zyrtec
- diphenhydramine - oral, Benadryl, Genahist, Sominex, U
- desloratadine - oral, Clarinex
- loratadine/pseudoephedrine sustained-release - oral, Claritin-D
- guaifenesin/decongestant/narcotic antitussive/antihistamine - oral
- montelukast granules - oral, Singulair
- loratadine liquid - oral, Claritin
- triamcinolone acetonide - nasal, Nasacort
- guaifenesin/antitussive/decongestant/antihistamine - oral
- desloratadine dispersible tablet - oral, Clarinex Reditabs
- guaifenesin/decongestant/antihistamine - oral
- montelukast chew tablet - oral, Singulair
- cetirizine liquid - oral, Zyrtec
- ipratropium bromide inhaler, Atrovent, Atrovent HFA
- montelukast, Singulair
- decongestant spray - nasal
- Antihistamine Shots (Injections)
- methylprednisolone, Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Solu-Medrol
- promethazine, Phenergan, Phenadoz, Promethegan
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5, Dilaudid-HP Injection, Exalgo) for Pain
- Periactin (cyproheptadine)
- loratadine, Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, Claritin Hives Relief, Children's Claritin
- cetirizine, Zyrtec, Zyrtec Allergy, Zyrtec Hives
- fluticasone (Flonase, Flonase Allergy Relief)
- prednisolone (Flo-Pred, Pediapred, Orapred, Orapred ODT)
- Nasal Allergy Medications
- decongestant drops - nasal
- budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris)
- mometasone furoate, Nasonex
- fluticasone furoate nasal spray (Veramyst)
- Nasal Decongestants
- fexofenadine, Allegra, Allegra Allergy, Allegra Hives, Children's Allegra, Mucinex Allergy
- clemastine - oral, Tavist
- azelastine, Astelin, Astepro
- loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour)
- phenylpropanolamine-oral, Accutrim, Dexatrim
- cromolyn, Nasalcrom, Gastrocrom (Intal, Opticrom are discontinued)
- budesonide nasal inhaler (Rhinocort Allergy, Rhinocort Aqua)
- pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)
- beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler/spray; Beconase AQ, QNASL
- triamcinolone acetonide nasal inhaler-spray, Nasacort (discontinued brand in USA); Nasacort AQ
- zafirlukast (Accolate)
- desloratadine, Clarinex, Clarinex Reditabs
- flunisolide nasal spray, Aerospan (Nasalide, Aerobid, Aerobid HFA are discontinued)
- dextromethorphan/decongestant/antihistamine - oral
- chlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine, Deconamine (Discontinued)
- decongestant/antihistamine/anticholinergic - oral
- narcotic antitussive/antihistamine - oral
- terfenadine, Seldane
- beclomethasone - nasal, Beconase Aq, Vancenase Aq
- decongestant/narcotic antitussive/antihistamine - oral
- beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, Beconase
- astemizole, Hismanal
- decongestant/narcotic antitussive/acetaminoph/antihistamine - oral
- decongestant/narcotic antitussive - oral, Alahist DHC, Symtan
- Clemastine Fumarate Syrup
- Clarinex-D 12hr
- Rhinocort Aqua
- Claritin D
- Nasacort AQ
- Patanase Nasal Spray
- Clarinex-D 24hr
- Entex La
Prevention & Wellness
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- Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies
- Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever
- Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
- Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
- Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies Later
- Health Tip: Don't Be Surprised by Fall Allergies
- Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep
- Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
- Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
- Probiotics May Ease Hay Fever Symptoms
- Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
- New Guidelines for People With Nasal Allergies
- Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
- Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever
- Over-the-Counter Flonase Allergy Relief Approved
- Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief
- Got Hay Fever? New Tablets vs. Allergy Shots
- Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
- FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
- So Long Snow, Hello Pollen
- FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
- Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
- Less Variety in Babies' Gut Bacteria May Lead to Asthma Risk
- Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines in Study
- Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study
- Nasacort Allergy Spray Can Go OTC, FDA Panel Says
- Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease
- Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
- Springtime Allergies More Severe, Last Longer Now, Experts Say
- Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
- Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
- Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
- Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?
- That May Not Be a Cold, Could Be Fall Allergies
- Generic Singulair Approved
- Steroid Nasal Sprays Show Small Benefit for Sinusitis: Study
- Asthma an Often Unrecognized Risk for Older People
- Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
- Worst Cities for Spring Allergies in 2012
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- Pets, Dust May Worsen Ragweed Allergies
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