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Husband has bad allergies. Congested, runny nose. Claritin doesn't help, zyrtec makes him dizzy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes him hungover. What else will help?

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Dr. Mahmoud Moammar
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Seasonal allergies

Treatment of allergic rhinitis will be based on the severity of the symptoms.
Intra nasal steroids ( like Flonase or nasonex) would be considered in the treatment. You can also try allegra. In severe cases we might start oral steroids.

In brief: Seasonal allergies

Treatment of allergic rhinitis will be based on the severity of the symptoms.
Intra nasal steroids ( like Flonase or nasonex) would be considered in the treatment. You can also try allegra. In severe cases we might start oral steroids.
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Dr. Theodore Fetter
If no heart disease or high blood pressure, adding pseudoephedrine will help nasal congestion. Use nasal saline spray before nasal steroid spray for added benefit. If Zyrtec makes you drowsy, you can take it at bedtime and still get 24 hours of antihistamine benefit. Xyzal is very similar to Zyrtec, but less drowsiness or other side affect. Nasal steroid sprays require daily use for good effect.
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