Reviewed by Henry Milgrom, MD

Allergy symptoms can be successfully relieved through a combination of allergy treatment options, including medical treatment as well as lifestyle management.

The two most important medical treatments are allergy medications and immunotherapy. Medications are used to treat the symptoms of allergy when it is too difficult to avoid the allergen. And immunotherapy is used to control symptoms of moderate to severe allergies, if avoidance and medications are not working.

At National Jewish Health, some of the nation's best doctors work with patients to help alleviate and manage allergy symptoms. Learn more about Allergy Programs.


Allergy Medications

Many medications are available to treat allergy and its various symptoms. Allergy medications include antihistamines, leukotriene modifiers, topical and systemic steroids and anti IgE. Learn more about medications to treat allergies 


Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)

Though not a cure, allergy shots can significantly reduce allergy symptoms in some people who are unable to avoid allergens and who do not respond well to other medications. Allergy shots may also reduce future sensitization. Learn more about allergy shots.


Allergy Treatment FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about allergy treatment.


Clinical Trials

For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.