Allergies can be frustrating because there is no cure. Many people try dietary supplements, acupuncture, or other alternative treatments. Although you may find some symptom relief from these treatments, most of them either have not been studied or have not been proven 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Harold S. Nelson, MD - Allergy and Immunology|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Last Revised||May 27, 2010|
Last Revised: April 27, 2012
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