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What is the best medication that I can take for allergies?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

...On what you are allergic to, what your symptoms are, and how great an impact those symptoms have on your life.
The best treatment is to find out what you're allergic to (an allergist can help with that) and avoid it. If avoidance is impossible, non-sedating antihistamines (allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) etc.) are currently the most popular treatments.

In brief: Depends...

...On what you are allergic to, what your symptoms are, and how great an impact those symptoms have on your life.
The best treatment is to find out what you're allergic to (an allergist can help with that) and avoid it. If avoidance is impossible, non-sedating antihistamines (allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) etc.) are currently the most popular treatments.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allergy treatment

Start with an otc antihistamine (claritin, chlorpheniramine).
If not effective enough, try combo agent like claritin-d, allegra-d, etc. After that you would likely need a prescription. Next i would try Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) steroid nasal spray. You could also try a prescription for singulair (monteleukast). The last resort is a course of steroids like Prednisone (pill) or depomedrol (injection).

In brief: Allergy treatment

Start with an otc antihistamine (claritin, chlorpheniramine).
If not effective enough, try combo agent like claritin-d, allegra-d, etc. After that you would likely need a prescription. Next i would try Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) steroid nasal spray. You could also try a prescription for singulair (monteleukast). The last resort is a course of steroids like Prednisone (pill) or depomedrol (injection).
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Dr. Thomas Shen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nasal Steroid Sprays

There are several classes of medication for allergic noses, including - nasal steroid sprays (flonase, nasonex, etc.
..), antihistamines ( zyrtec, xyzal, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc...), leukotriene inhibitors (singulair, accolate), nasal antihistamines/mast cell stabilizers ( patanase, astelin, etc...)the most effective for most are the nasal steroid as they effect the greatest # of chemicals that cause allergy.

In brief: Nasal Steroid Sprays

There are several classes of medication for allergic noses, including - nasal steroid sprays (flonase, nasonex, etc.
..), antihistamines ( zyrtec, xyzal, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc...), leukotriene inhibitors (singulair, accolate), nasal antihistamines/mast cell stabilizers ( patanase, astelin, etc...)the most effective for most are the nasal steroid as they effect the greatest # of chemicals that cause allergy.
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