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

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
non sedating antihi: Any non sedating antihistamines like claritin, allegra, zyrtec or xyzal (levocetirizine) with or without over the counter allergy eye drops.
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
OTC meds: There are a number of good otc allergy relief medication with a very long duration and low cost. There are generic versions of claritan and zyrtec, for example. Often, the oral medication will cover all symptoms. If the eyes are a problem, zaditor (ketotifen) / alaway is the best otc allergy drop, and is much better than "get the red out drops". Artificial tears can offers some relief, especially chilled.
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
OTC or Rx?: Over the counter oral antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, allegra) or antihistamine eyedrops are good options. Prescription nasal antihistamine sprays (e.g. Patanase, astelin) are great at nasal and eye symtptom relief too. Prescription nasal steroids are first line for allergic rhinitis as well.

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