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Allergies can be frustrating because there is no cure. Many people try dietary supplements, acupuncture, or other alternative treatments. You may find some symptom relief from these treatments, but most of them either have not been studied or have not been proved effective in the treatment of respiratory allergies. They generally are not harmful, but they can be costly and time-consuming.
Some alternative remedies have the potential to be harmful:
For more information on some of these treatments, see the topic Complementary Medicine.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofOctober 6, 2017
Current as of:
October 6, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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