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does clariton for allergies work good

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine and is helpful for symptoms of rhinitis caused by an allergen. So if one is allergic to cats Claritin (lorat ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Occasionally: It really depends on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Some people feel better after using Claritin for non-allergic issues, largely because a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy meds: You may have better results with Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec, both otc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Partially: I assume you mean hives or itchy rash from sun exposure (solar urticaria or polymorphous light eruption). Antihistamines can help treat the itch assoc ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs prescription: Use the plain claritin, read the labels carefully, and use good saline nasal wash, that does help, till you see your doctor, best wishes
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cold: Claritin (loratadine) will only relieve symptoms due to allergy not a viral cold. There are OTC medications for cold-related symptoms. Since you have ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't exceed dosage: Better not to exceed recommended OTC dosage unless seen by an MD, which you might want to do, as you might need another prescription medication to con ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
30 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Loratidine (claritin) can help, but i find it takes 2 - 4 days to begin to give symptom relief. Ceterizine (zyrtec) is also once/day, and usually help ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Fetter
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try Zyrtec/Allegra: Try Zyrtec or Allegra (or their generic versions cetirizine or fexofenadine, which are cheaper) or Xyzal (all OTC). Buy the plain versions (without ' ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Everyone responds differently to different antihistamines. Best to try zyrtec and Allegra as well as claritin (loratadine).
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