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Allergies board


Keep looking for an allergist who understands this stuff - there is a definite link between allergies, asthma and acid reflux, although the exact cause isn't clearly understood. Acid reflux can cause asthma and sinus symptoms, including post-nasal drip, and the cycle of allergies and acid reflux can make it very difficult to get the allergies, asthma and acid reflux under control.

The best option is to try treating both the allergies and the acid reflux. For the allergies either Claritin or Zyrtec (or the generic versions of either), which are now available without a prescription, should help. For the acid reflux PrilosecOTC is much more effective than Ranitidine (Zantac) and Prilosec is now available without a prescription as well.

As far as docs in Minnesota, you've got some of the best in the world at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and they have a great reputation for treating allergic diseases.