There is no cure for allergic rhinitis, but treatment may reduce or alleviate your symptoms. The primary treatment methods include avoiding allergens, medications, and immunotherapy (allergy shots).

Treatment involves the following:

Currently, there are no surgical treatments for allergic rhinitis.


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Allergic rhinitis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: Updated July 22, 2016. Accessed September 15, 2016.

Last reviewed September 2016 by Marcin Chwistek, MD  Last Updated: 9/17/2014