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is there any allergy medicine that really helps with ragweed allergies?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: Any of the otc allergy medications, such as claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra will help. For eye symptoms, try zaditor (ketotifen).
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
All of them: A lot is said about the different allergies, but the mechanism that causes allergy symptoms is the same regardless of allergen. Some people may be more allergic to different allergens, so it's easy to see why one might think that zyrtec (cetirizine) works for grass pollen allergies and not for their cat allergy. But the difference is that they're more highly allergic to cat, not that zyrtec (cetirizine) doesn't work for it.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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