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Medication

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It might be necessary for your child to start using medication to reduce allergic symptoms. It’s practically impossible to say what ‘the treatment’ for an allergic condition looks like. The optimal treatment depends on several factors such as: the type of allergy, the symptoms, age and the person him/herself. There are two main groups of medications that are regularly prescribed in the treatment of allergic conditions.

Antihistamines

Medicijnen bij allergie

Antihistamines are medicines that can be used to relieve and/or prevent symptoms of allergies. This type of medication blocks the effect of histamine, a substance released in the body in case of an allergic reaction. Antihistamines are available as tablets, suspension, injection fluid, eye drops and nasal spray.

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory drugs that suppress the immune response of the body and can be used to reduce allergic reactions such as: redness of the skin, swelling and itching. Corticosteroids are available in different forms of administration (ointments, inhalers, nasal spray, eye drops, suspension and tablets).