What is the best OTC antihistamine for eczema? Claritin, (loratadine) allegra or zyrtec?

NONE. No antihistamine helps eczema. Antihistamines are useful for histamine- driven conditions: urticarias. Hives. Antihistamines relieve itch if there is urticaria, but not eczema.

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Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg, Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg, and zyrtec is 10mg.

Potency. Although the doses are not equal they are equivalent in potency. That is the drugs will have equal efficacy at controlling congestion, runny nose etc. The doses are different because they are different compounds and those compounds are of different weight and size. Read more...

What antihistamine would be comparable to fexofenadine (allegra)? Is Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec comparable?

All similar. The various antihistamines such as fexofenidine, Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are comparable for allergy symptoms. Some people will find that one medication works better for them than another one. Read more...

My ent instructions is to take antihistamine everyday. Allegra Zyrtec and Claritin expensive. Is the equate brand from Walmart just as strong?

Likely. Generic antihistamine works just as well as the brand ones. Just look for the chemical name. Be sure that you are aiming your Flonase towards the side walls of your nose and not straight ahead also. Read more...

Have taken allegra, claritin, (loratadine) and zyrtec to help with my allergies this season. None of them have relieved my symptoms. Any other OTC for relief?

Nasalcrom (cromolyn) Over the counter options include Nasalcrom nasal spray . Some people find neil med sinus rinses are helpful as well. Others find that Allegra d or zyrtec d pills can help. If these do not help see your doctor to get some prescription nose sprays . Read more...

I take OTC allergy meds everyday. I heard it can be helpful to switch OTC allergy meds every 3-4 months. Is this true? Zyrtec, Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra?

Ask an allergist. I think most clinicians agree that if a drug proves efficacious, meaning it works well for you personally, you continue to use that drug for as long as it works well. If you find that none of the OTC allergy drugs work well for you, then, with the help of your primary doctor, attempt to find the one that works best and stick with it. . Read more...
Similar medications. The medications you mentioned have the same mechanism of action. Everyone's body may have a different response to medications. Some studies have indicated that tolerance to antihistamines does not occur however switching to find which works best for you is reasonable. The best medication = the one with lowest side effects and works! Consider saline and nasal steroid spray or allergy testing. Read more...