Allergy management involves effective allergen avoidance but this is not always practical or possible. Whilst desensitisation (immunotherapy) can be useful, for many people, the most effective treatment is medication. These include antihistamines and steroid based medication as well as calcineurin inhibitors and leukotriene receptor antagonists.
When starting any medication, it is important to understand the potential side effects and balance this against the positive effects they may have. We recognise that this can be a difficult decision and all our team are committed to working in partnership with patients to ensure that treatment is individually tailored.