An allergy is a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially pollen, fur, a particular food, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive. Discuss your allergies today with our medical team and get relief for your symptoms today.
It’s important to understand the treatment we recommend and the potential risks involved.
Medicine We Prescribe
Eye Drops: Antihistamine
Olopatadine (Patanol, Pataday, Pazeo)
Inhalers: Mast cell stabilizer
Cromolyn Sodium (Intal)
Eye Drops: Mast cell stabilizer
Eye Drops: Anti-Inflammatory
Nasal Sprays: Antihistamine
Azelastine (Astelin, Astepro)
Azelastine and fluticasone (Dymista)
Nasal Sprays: Corticosteroid
Beclomethasone dipropionate (QNasl)
Ciclesonide (Omnaris, Zetonna)
Fluticasone furoate (Veramyst)
Fluticasone propionate (Flonase)
Nasal Sprays: Anticholinergic
Ipratropium Bromide (Atrovent)
Tacrolimus (Protopic Ointment)
Pimecrolimus (Elidel Cream)
Risk of Side Effects
Older antihistamines are associated with drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, upset stomach, blurry vision, a dry mouth/nose and throat, and difficulty urinating. The newer antihistamines are usually well tolerated but can cause drowsiness, dry mouth, and stomach problems.
Nasal corticosteroids can cause nasal dryness or irritation, nosebleed, throat irritation, headache, nausea, vomiting, cough, and fungal infections of the throat with long-term use.
Mast cell stabilizers can cause a short-lived stinging sensation inside the nose.
Leukotriene inhibitors are associated with unusual weakness, upset stomach, earache, dizziness, cough, headache, trouble sleeping. Serious but unlikely side effects include flu-like symptoms.
Nasal decongestants may cause a temporary burning, stinging, or dryness in the nose, a runny nose, and sneezing. Oral decongestants may cause dizziness, headache, nervousness, fast heartbeat, increased blood pressure, loss of appetite, and sleep problems.
Nasal anticholinergics can cause a bloody or dry nose, nasal congestion, dry mouth and irritated throat, bad taste in the mouth, dizziness, and nausea.
Topical corticosteroids for skin allergies can cause burning, itching, redness, and changes to skin color and thinning of skin.
Topical immunomodulators for skin allergies may cause stinging, burning, irritation, and itching at the application site. They may also cause headache and flu symptoms.
Alternative Treatment Options
Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Claritin (loratidine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Zyrtec (cetirizine)