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If I take Claritin (loratadine) but it doesn't work because I have a more intense cold with allergies, can I take something else tonight like Benedryl?

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Antihisamines

Antihistamines don't work well for most colds.
They are for allergy symptoms. You should be using meds designed for colds if you have a Cold.

In brief: Antihisamines

Antihistamines don't work well for most colds.
They are for allergy symptoms. You should be using meds designed for colds if you have a Cold.
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