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A 42-year-old female asked:

will benadryl (diphenhydramine) help watery eyes, itchy throat, drainage on throat andy runny stuffy nose?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
You can try: Don't exceed recommended dose, don't drive or operate machinery if you become drowsy, if it doesn't work see your doctor, good luck
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Prob not the best: A 42 yo female with watery eyes, itchy throat, throat drainage and runny stuffy nose. Sounds like rhinitis caused by allergies. First, avoidance of allergens is important, see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to. Best medicines are nasal steroid sprays (like Flonase or Nasacort OTC) and longer acting oral antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short-acting and makes you tired

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