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Answered: Are you building a resistance to allergy medication?

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It’s hayfever season, which means tissues, red eyes, and antihistamines.

Many sufferers take the latter preventatively, often on a daily basis.

It prompted a listener to ask 3AW Breakfast’s Instant Radio Solutions segment whether doing so makes the medication less effective.

3AW’s health commentator Gerald Quigley said you can build up a resistance to antihistamines.

“It’s not a good idea to take them every day,” he said.

Mr Quigley said the best option is to regularly wash allergens out of your nose with saline.

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