What is the best OTC allergy med?

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Registered: 02-18-2013
What is the best OTC allergy med?
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 12:59pm

What would you say is the best OTC allergy med that really works and has fewest side affects? There are so many to chose from that I'm not sure what is worth trying (if any). Thank you for your help.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 1:57pm

Hi Mary and welcome to the board. I know exactly what you mean by all the choices. I usually ask the doctor or pharmacist to recommend something because there are so many things to choose from.

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:28am

I don't usually use OTC products unless I am really desperate and I always get the tried-and-true Benadryl. I once had a doctor tell me that most of the people in healthcare that he knows still uses it for allergy flair ups.