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What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine for seasonal allergies? I heard OTC nose sprays should be avoided?
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Allergy
Otc decongestant nose sprays like afrin are very helpful but can only be used 3-4 days.
Medications like zyrtec and Allegra are very good. Nasal saline spray is good because it washes out pollen, etc from nose and also acts as mild decongestant. Eye drops like visine allergy are very helpful. Nasal crom nasal spraay is helpful and safe but inconvienent because it requires frequent use.

In brief: Allergy
Otc decongestant nose sprays like afrin are very helpful but can only be used 3-4 days.
Medications like zyrtec and Allegra are very good. Nasal saline spray is good because it washes out pollen, etc from nose and also acts as mild decongestant. Eye drops like visine allergy are very helpful. Nasal crom nasal spraay is helpful and safe but inconvienent because it requires frequent use.
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