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Drug Allergy Alternative Treatments

There are no known alternative treatments for drug allergies. There are, however, herbal remedies that may alleviate some of the symptoms associated with minor allergic reactions, such as rashes, itching, and hives. For example, tea tree oil has been shown in some small studies to effectively reduce histamine-induced inflammation in the skin. Butterbur leaf extract is another herb that has shown some promising results as a natural antihistamine. Further studies, however are needed for both of these treatments. For some people, certain herbs and supplements can exacerbate existing symptoms or bring about new ones, so always consult your doctor before starting a herbal treatment.


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Written by: the Healthline Editorial Team
Medically reviewed : Stephanie Burkhead, MPH

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the care and information received from your health care provider. Please consult a health care professional with any health concerns you may have.
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