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My nose is very itchy, and is also bleeding sometimes. I have been taking claritin, (loratadine) once i stop taking it, it starts happening again. What should I do?

My nose is very itchy, and is also bleeding sometimes. I have been taking claritin, (loratadine) once i stop taking it, it starts happening again. What should I do?

Nasal itching: Symptoms of allergies are nasal itching, congestion, sneezing and runny nose. Nose bleeds can occur from "trauma" by nose blowing. Since antihistamines work, that suggests allergies. An allergist can perform allergy testing to define what the allergy is so avoidance measures can be implemented. There are additional medications that can be tried, but it is important to determine the trigger. ...Read more

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How does Claritin (loratadine) work? Im wondering what would happen when I take two, how does it effect my body. And if I take one and I still feel itchy, would taking two help control my symptoms more?

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How does Claritin (loratadine) work?  Im wondering what would happen when I take two, how does it effect my body. And if I take one and I still feel itchy, would taking two help control my symptoms more?

An antihistamine: Claritin, (loratadine) like all other antihistamines, blocks histamine receptors thus prevents histamine release, one major mediator, out of many, that cause allergy symptoms. If one tablet isn't controlling your symptoms, better see your doctor, you may need some other medicine ...Read more

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When on claritin (loratadine) for months, I get relief when I take it but get very itchy when I skip. when I don't take it for months, I am less itchy overall. Why

When on claritin (loratadine) for months, I get relief when I take it but get very itchy when I skip. when I don't take it for months, I am less itchy overall. Why

Antihistamine: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine which blunts the action of histamine. Histamine is released in all parts of your body but especially under the skin. When histamine is released under your skin it can cause hives or just itching. Thus an antihistamine will block those symptoms. Your itchy skin could be due to allergies. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Dryskin and claritin (loratadine): It is unlikely that Claritin (loratadine) would cause dry itchy skin. Claritin (loratadine) has minimal to no anticholinergic properties and so rarely will cause dryness. ...Read more

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I've developed an itchy face ears mouth, can I take fexofenadine and loratadine together for faster results?

I've developed an itchy face ears mouth, can I take fexofenadine and loratadine together for faster results?

Yes but: You can use them together but they're practically identical so i don't know that you'll get much mileage out of the combination. You'd do better to use a second, different medicine with the antihistamine like a topical steroid cream. Or for really awful cases, an oral (or im) steroid. (you'd need to see your doc for that). If the itch is due to fungal infection, it must be addressed. ...Read more