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A 20-year-old female asked:

My sinuses are killing me do to the sudden pollination highs in my area. will regular claritin (loratadine) help or would something else be better?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Possibly: Could try claritin, allegra, or zyrtec although none will help reduce the congestion. If nose stuffy add decongestant such as sudafed. Saline nasal rinses also helpful. If you have extended times of allergy such as several months consider nasal steroids as they control allergy symptoms better than oral antihistamines.
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