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What is the best otc allergy medication for itchy watery eyes, sneezing, and a stuffy nose?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Several: There are several to choose from, but the most effective are Cetirizine (zyrtec) and fexofenadene (allegra).
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Discuss with doctor: No one medication is best- depends on other medical conditions as well. Try zyrtec (cetrizine) 10 mg or Claritin (loratidine) 10mg.. Add decongestant as well: sudafed 30-60mg. Avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as it causes sleepiness zaditor is a good otc eye drop for the eye itching.

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Last updated Oct 16, 2018

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