Q:

12/2/2013
Is there any evidence to support the use of topical steroids and/or topical antihistamines to prevent and/or treat local reactions from allergen immunotherapy?

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

To my knowledge, and according to a literature search, there are no data available on the effect of topical antihistamines or topical steroids on local reactions to allergy injections.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology