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A 40-year-old member asked:

what to do if i have bad hay fever and i'm miserable but what to do if i have things to do!! is there anyway i can take benedryl and not be sleepy?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Different Medicine: There is no way to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) multiple times a day and not be sleepy for most people. You will get better control and less symptoms if you take a long acting antihistamine like fexofenadine or Cetirizine. You can also add a nasal steroid spray like Nasacort. The best thing would be to see your doctor and work out a good plan of treatment.

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