What are the Treatment Options for Allergic Rhinitis?

Treatment for allergic rhinitis aims to relieve symptoms and reduce the body’s allergic response to allergens. Treatment options may include:

  • Allergy medications such as antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, decongestants, and nasal antihistamine sprays to alleviate symptoms
  • Allergen avoidance strategies such as using allergen-proof bedding, keeping indoor environments clean and dry, and minimizing exposure to known allergens
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots or sublingual tablets) to desensitize the immune system to specific allergens and reduce allergic symptoms over time
  • Nasal saline irrigation or nasal saline sprays to rinse and moisturize the nasal passages and alleviate nasal congestion