Allergy medications may help in the short-term, but your symptoms will return as soon as you stop taking them. For a lasting solution, see an allergist about immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is the only treatment that can change the underlying allergic disease instead of just its symptoms.
Immunotherapy gradually exposes your body to the things it is most allergic to such as pollen and pet dander. Extracts of these allergens are mixed into a saline solution and delivered through allergy shots or, more conveniently and safely, through under-the-tongue allergy drops. Immunotherapy can gradually teach the body to start tolerating the allergens that once made it miserable, minimizing irritating allergy symptoms such as hay fever, asthma, sinus infections and eczema.