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What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine for seasonal allergies? I heard OTC nose sprays should be avoided?

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. Read more...

What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

Various meds. There are various medications for rlief of allergy symptoms. These medications include antihistamines both over the counter and prescription, prescription nasal sprays and in some instances allergy injections. Read more...
There are a few. Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. Read more...

Is it possible that reactine doesn't seem to be as effective to me for my seasonal allergies as before and that I should change up my allergy medicine?

No. Although tolerance to antihistamine had been suspected in the past, it is likely that your allergic reactions have become stronger and the same medication is insufficient to counteract them. Given your history of asthma (based on the drugs taken) and the severity of it (on oral steroid), I hope you are under the care of an allergist. Read more...