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hello dr.my boyfriend just discovered that he is allergic to our new kitten , can allegra (fexofenadine) be taken everyday to help symptoms? is it a long term fix

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Cat allergy: Greetings. Yes, Allegra (fexofenadine) can be used regularly for a fixed allergic exposure. Other medications could be added as needed. Since he was allergy tested, was he highly allergic? Does he have asthma? Is he allergic to other triggers? All these questions are important to see what might be best. Even allergy shot desensitization may be helpful. Follow up with your Allergist if Allegra (fexofenadine) isn't working.

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I got prescribed mecklizine, what exactly does it do? And can I take it with my daily Allegra (fexofenadine)?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
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If the regular daily dose of allegra (fexofenadine) is not enough is it better to take 2 allegra (fexofenadine) or take another medicine?

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Depends: What for? If rhinitis, then you need to see an Allergist to better determine the cause of symptoms (specific allergens, non-allergic triggers, structural probems) to better target the problem with alternative meds. If for chronic hives, then higher doses of antihistamine are often employed (but again, would recommend seeing an Allergist before proceding). No benefit in alternating antihistamine
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A male asked:

I've been talking Allegra (fexofenadine) since right before summer started daily. Should I stop now that summer is over?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
You can try: Stopping and see if the symptoms would recur, if they do, restart the medicine, it's good that you were regular in taking your medicine, and that's one key point in controlling chronic symptoms especially those of the respiratory tract, keep taking the medicine if symptoms recur, but plan on seeing an allergist to sort out your condition, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your

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