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A 29-year-old female asked:

Took claritin 24 hr about 4-5 he's ago but still having sinus symptoms is it ok to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Won't help: If the problem is still congestion and pressure, antihistamines help mainly the itchy runny nose not the congestion, so you need a decongestant, but make sure your blood pressure is normal before using it, your Doctor would help you in that regard, meanwhile use saline nasal wash frequently, goodluck

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