During allergy seasonor on any pet-filled day of the yearmany people rely on medications or allergy shots to provide much-needed relief. But doctors may also recommend alternative remedies or lifestyle tweaks to deal with allergy triggers.
These options arent necessarily mainstream medicine, but they're consistent with the evolution toward precision medicine, says Dr. Steven Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Were trying to find treatments that work for patients in real life, not just treatments that work for patients on paper. Here are a few lesser-known strategies that may help with itching, sneezing and other allergy symptoms.
Pop probiotic supplements
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people with mild to moderate allergies who took Kyo-Dophilusan over-the-counter combination of the probiotics lactobacilli and bifidobacteriasuffered fewer allergy-related symptoms and reported improved quality of life, compared to those who took placebo pills.
Experts believe that probiotics help regulate the ...