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Ask the Allergist: When Taking Allergy Medications, Timing is Everything

Ask the Allergist: When Taking Allergy Medications, Timing is Everything

Ask the Allergist with William Berger, MD, FACAAI

When Taking Allergy Medications, Timing is Everything

Q: When should patients start taking allergy medication – before or during their allergy season?

William Berger, MD: Patients are very often confused about when to take antihistamines or nasal corticosteroid sprays to treat their allergies. These medications used to be available only by prescription, but many are now available over the counter. And when a medication is available over the counter, patients may not have access to a physician to guide them on how to properly take it.