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What are the best medications for allergies?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

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For mild localized allergies, antihistamines like loratidine, fexofenadine, and cetirizine work well, with low chance of sedation.
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is plenty strong for stubborn cases, but often causes drowsiness - don't drive. Give us more description: location (nose, eyes, skin), duration, appearance, etc. Whole body allergic reactions (bees, foods, drugs)? Call 911.

In brief: What is going on?

For mild localized allergies, antihistamines like loratidine, fexofenadine, and cetirizine work well, with low chance of sedation.
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is plenty strong for stubborn cases, but often causes drowsiness - don't drive. Give us more description: location (nose, eyes, skin), duration, appearance, etc. Whole body allergic reactions (bees, foods, drugs)? Call 911.
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