Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
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Chapter 7 - Engage - Page 148: 2


2. An allergist may treat an allergy with drugs such as antihistamines (Claritin, Allergra, Zyetec), and steroids such as cortisone, as well as Prednisone, which may help relieve allergic symptoms.

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Alternatively, the allergist may inject the suffering patient with small doses of an allergen over time to desensitize the patient to the allergen. A severe allergic attack or an anaphylactic shock is treated with an epinephrine injection on an emergency basis.
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