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My allergies are worse in the spring. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than Rx but makes me sleepy. Is there anything else that could help?

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Dr. Stuart Rosan
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In brief: Allergies are worse

There are other options to treat your Allergic Rhinitis, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is more for allergic reactions to foods, bites, chemicals.
OTC antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin do better for your allergies , and there are nasal sprays with steroids such as Flonase , Nasacort work well without sedative effects. Singular helps people with asthma+ for many with seasonal allergic rhinitis also.

In brief: Allergies are worse

There are other options to treat your Allergic Rhinitis, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is more for allergic reactions to foods, bites, chemicals.
OTC antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin do better for your allergies , and there are nasal sprays with steroids such as Flonase , Nasacort work well without sedative effects. Singular helps people with asthma+ for many with seasonal allergic rhinitis also.
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