Top Drugs for Allergies and Respiratory Conditions

Top Drugs for Allergies and Respiratory Conditions

Doctors use allergy and respiratory medications to treat diseases, disorders and conditions of the lungs and upper respiratory tract. These include seasonal allergies, asthma, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Allergy, Asthma and COPD Medications

Many allergy, asthma and COPD medications target allergic and inflammatory reactions through a variety pathways. Some of these drugs open airways in the lungs to ease breathing.
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Anti-Itch and Skin Irritation Medications

Medications in this category help soothe the skin and relieve itching. They include antihistamines, corticosteroids, and other anti-itch medications.
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Antihistamine Medications

Antihistamines can relieve allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. They work by blocking histamine, a chemical involved in allergic and inflammatory reactions.
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Cough Medications

Cough medicines include two types of drugs--antitussives and expectorants. Antitussives are cough suppressants, while expectorants thin mucous to help you clear it.
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