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How does hydroxyzine treat symptoms of an allergy?

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine. Histamine is a naturally occurring chemical that the body releases during an allergic reaction to a food, plant or other substance. Histamines cause allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and hives. Hydroxyzine lowers histamine levels, which reduces allergy symptoms.

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