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    OT: Aaaaachoo - Spring Allergies
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Click the link to access a story on the top cities for spring allergies. From what I'm seeing around various communities, there are some sneezy, itchy folks out there!

    How do you treat allergies if you are one of the unlucky afflicted?

    Haylen
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    nwsmom responded:
    Haylen, I usually take an OTC antihistamine. It helps a lot. (Skin testing showed no allergic responses, but my skin forgot to tell by dose! I think maybe the fact that I was on an immunosupressant at the time of testing may have interferred with my response.)
     
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    loni54 responded:
    Every antihistimine I've tried so far has raised my bs levels too high for me. I responded best to Allegra-D. However, my bs stayed at 209 and above. What antihistimine/decongestant works best without high bs levels?
     
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    phototaker replied to loni54's response:
    "This was on the American Diabetes Association site:
    Antihistamines may help in drying and relieving congestion. These products are available OTC and include diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, brompheniramine, loratadine, cetirizine, and fexofenadine. (Please note: brompheniramine is available OTC only in combination products and as a single agent by prescription). None of the OTC antihistamines are known to cause a problem with blood glucose control. "
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