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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hollie Gaeto
7 years experience Urgent Care
Sinusitis: if it has been over 7-10 days you may need antibiotics. you can also try afrin but do not use longer than 3 days. you can also try a nasal steroid lik ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hambrick
21 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If this is due to an allergy.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Eyelid pealing: Claritin (loratadine) is a mild antihistamine for immediate hypersensitivity and if your pealing eyelids are due to allergy it's more likely a delayed ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Preschooler allergy: Your second question first - no it's not good to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) multiple times a day, which would be needed to control allergies. Cla ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: That dose is actually double the recommended dose as Claritin lasts 24 hours. If you feel you need a high dose to control symtpoms, consider an altern ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Good question.: On the surface it sounds like your husband has an allergy problem. Since this seems to be from what you say that his symptoms are chronic than it is i ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Essentially: Uncomplicated allergic rhinitis responds well to both drugs. However, one study seemed to indicate that Cetirizine (zyrtec) works better. J allergy ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thys Geldenhuys
Specializes in General Practice
Category B: May be acceptable Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available Or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Worthless: there is no role for loratadine in treating this type of allergic reaction. A physician needs to evaluate the reaction and treat appropriately. If s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Jacobson
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It varies: Each individual may respond differently. Cetirizine is more likely to cause sedation that loratadine.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
24 years experience Dentistry
Allergy: You can try to take a shower before going to bed. Also nasal saline rinses can be of some help. Now if there is no relief your last resource would be ... Read More
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