As of now, there is no permanent cure for allergy (allergies) and people suffering from the same have to rely on medications and preventive measures to avoid triggering or controlling the symptoms. Diagnosis of the cause of allergies is determined and medications are suggested accordingly. The skin test determines the particular allergen, and the blood test determines the level of antibodies present in the system when allergens enter. The medications suggested are:
· Antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
· Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
· Loratadine (Claritin)
· Cromolyn sodium (Gastrocrom)
· Decongestants (Afrin, Suphedrine PE, Sudafed)
· Leukotriene modifiers (Singulair, Zyflo)
Another way to deal with severe allergies is immunotherapy. A course involving injection doses or sublingual tablets made from purified allergen extracts to help the body get adjusted to the presence of the allergens. This helps the symptoms to become milder.
Emergency epinephrine shots like Auvi-Q, EpiPen are also used to treat severe forms of allergies.