Allergy treatments include the following:
Avoid allergens. Your doctor will help you identify and avoid triggers for your allergy. Generally, this is the most important step in preventing allergic reactions and reducing symptoms.
Medicines. Depending on your allergy, medications can help reduce the reaction of your immune system and relieve symptoms. Your doctor may suggest over-the-counter or prescription medications in the form of pills or liquids, nasal sprays, or eye drops.
Immunotherapy. For severe allergies or those that are not completely relieved by other treatment, your doctor may recommend allergen immunotherapy. This treatment involves a series of injections of purified allergen extracts, usually administered over a period lasting a few years.
Emergency epinephrine. If you have a severe allergy, you should probably always carry an emergency epinephrine shot with you.