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Treatments for Allergic Rhinitis

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

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatmentsAlternative and complementary therapies

Currently, there are no surgical treatments for allergic rhinitis.

Revision Information

  • Advice from your allergist: Rhinitis. American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology website. Available at: http://www.acaai.org/public/advice/rhin.htm. Accessed September 15, 2008.