There is no cure for allergies, but there are several types of medications available - both
over- the-counter and prescription - to help ease annoying symptoms like congestion and runny nose. These allergy drugs includeantihistamines, decongestants, combination medicines, corticosteroids, and others.
Allergy shots, which gradually increase your ability to tolerate allergens, are also available.
Antihistamines have been used for years to treat allergy symptoms. They can be taken as pills, liquid, nasal spray, or eye drops. Over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamine eye drops can relieve red itchy eyes, while nasal sprays can be used to treat the symptoms of seasonal or year-round allergies.