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 What Are You Allergic Too?
me nothing that i have come into contact with or smelled or tasted yet but im sure if i go somewere outside the us i will find something im allergic ...

 Is it possible to be allergic to water?

 My nose has been stuffed for like 3 months?
No temperature, no coughing...
I always need Nasal Spray before I go to sleep and the stuffed nose wakes me up.
3 or more months! is this normal???...

 Is there a way to avoid a runny nose?
I keep getting a runny nose during class and its really annoying because sometimes our classroom is out of tissues (sad huh?) and I'd rather not raise my hand to ask for a tissue instead of ...

 What are the most common side effects for someone allergic to dogs?

 Drinking milk when you're lactose intolerant - can it kill you?

 Can you develop a food allergy from food you've never had problems with?
I've eaten shrimp my entire life, but last night I ordered some at a mexican restaurant, and after I had eaten a few, my tonsils felt tighter, like maybe my throat was beginning to swell shut. I ...

 My nose is runny and I don't want to blow it.?
Any other ideas to take care of the problem....

 can anyone suggest a good allergy medicine for me?
so i have AWFUL seasonal allergies and its spring and there is a TON of pollen where i live (tennessee) . like, you could drop a ball on the ground and it'll make a yellow poof.

 The question's personal...?
ok so i have these little red bumps in between my lips of my vigina and they arent std's or anything i think they are from my laundry soap because I went from using high dollar "no dye no ...

 flaky ears?
why is the inside of my ears always itch and get flaky? I have tried anti dandruff shampoos,peroxide,hydracorizone cream,antibiotic ear drops, and just about every thing you can think of this is ...

 should schools ban chocolate and peanut butter since so many children have allergies to them?

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my son had a sever asthma attack today and spent five hours in the hospitol because he came in contact with chocolate at lunch, we do not allow chocolate in our home ...

 Why does pasta make me feel so ill?
At first I put it down to coincidence but now I'm pretty sure there's something about pasta that doesn't agree with me.
- I can't finish a plateful. I adore pasta, it's ...

 i always been hot headed. now that i take steroids people look at me different. what do i do?
i always been hot headed. i have the attitude, when there is a punk being an idiot im the one with the audacity to tell him off, but now that i take steroids people think its roid rage and that i ...

 Am I allergic to grass?
Yesterday I was rolling on the grass and my arms, hands (the only part of my skin that wasn't covered) got a lot of bumps. The bumps are red and a little itchy....

 I'm allergic to Peanut Butter, but not allergic to peanuts...how can I make safe Peanut Butter?
For some reason, I get allergic reactions to Peanut Butter. Maybe because it touched machines that process other nuts(which I AM allergic to), but when I eat peanuts straight out of the shell, NOTHIN...

 I just got a piercing that isn't healing because of nickel allergy, what do I do?
I got a piercing 3 months ago and it hasn't healed well at all. Turns out the 14K white gold stud seems to have nickel in it an I'm allergic to nickel. Is there anything I can do to heal ...

 When I wake up my voice is gone? Throat filled with mucus?
Every morning I wake up and have no voice. My throat is filled with mucus and I have to drink two cups of hot chocolate (no milk, just the powder and boiing water). I have to clear my throat ...

 How can i tell if I am allergic to a certain type of food? What are some symtoms?

 how can i tell if i am allergic to latex?

What works best for you?? Claritin, Zyrtec or Benadryl?? Please someone all I want is sleep!?
I haven't had sleep in about a week, my dr. said that I have a viral infection (it's like the flu and will last anywhere from 6-8 weeks) She said that I should take an antihistamine to dry me up. I've tried Claritin and it doesn't seem to do anything for me. Please any advice would help, all I want is sleep!!

Benadryl is known for making people drowsy, but studies show it's bad for your brain activity. I think Zyrtec and Claritin are non-drowsy. The best choice would be Sudafed; they have multiple formulas so you can choose the one that's best for your symptoms.

I tried all three and Zyrtec is the only one that made a difference for me. Sadly, it was the last one I tried..

Hope you feel better soon. Have you tried one of the over the counter PM cold meds? It may just help.

For sleep and antihistamine purposes - Benadryl is the best! I've used it to dry me up, as well as a sleep aid when I feel fine. :) Claritin is OK, but it doesn't do much for me, and Zyrtec is non-drowsy I think.

I would try Benadryl - and you can buy the store brand, get double the pills, for half the price, and it still works great :)

Down With Bottled Water!
Do you live in Canada or in the States?

If you live in the States:
The law changed about 5 or so years ago, and now all medicines that actually WORK for bad congestion are kept behind the counter where the pharmacist is. You don't need a prescription to get them, but you do need to ask for them and show ID and sign a form. So go see the pharmacist and ask her what she recommends.

If you live in Canada:
There is an amazing nasal mist medicine called Drixoral. It is in a silver box. It is more expensive than other nasal mists, but TRUST ME it is worth it! It will help you breath, help your sinus headache, help everything!

Good luck!

if you have taken ibuprofen then as your doctor about xyzal or zyrtec
benadryl is fast but it tastes bad and you have to take it many times a day. unlike zryec wich is once daily

There is no one fit, everybody is different. Try Zyrtec, if that doesn't work try benedryl. There is a different antihistimine in Nyquil also. good luck.

Zyrtec is really good for allergies, but benadryl makes me more sleepy then it actually helps. try nyquil

when i'm sick i take tylenol pm it has benadryl and tylenol, benadryl for the antihistamine and tylenol for the aches and pains. Also get a humidifier with some vicks vapo steam and that will help keep your nasal passages moist. I guarantee it will make all the difference.

Cake Batter
After I take 2 benadryl I'm out for the night. It works so well. I find that if I'm taking it because I want to sleep I get SO happy when it starts to kick in.

sparkle and shine
Benadryl always works the best for me. The others have never done any thing for me. It makes me tierd when i take it so it's perfect.

try the benadryl it makes me drowsy but DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN 2 PILLS taking more than 2 actually will keep you awake and make you all pent up and edgy too it says so right on the package

nikki n
Claritin. I would also try some sort of Nyquil or something.

NyQuil always always gives me the best night sleep but out of the 3 you've named I've had Benadryl and that worked for me too but nothing like NyQuil to get my ZZZ's!!

benadryl, will knock you out ;D

Bored Now
Benadryl is the most effective, but also has the strongest side effect - sleepiness. Claritin doesn't make you sleepy and is slightly less effective as an antihistamine.

Seems like Benadryl might solve both your problems.

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its not an antihistamine but nyquil always knocks me right out!

try taking two Benadryl. it always makes me sleepy.

nyx コト
Benadryl really knocks me out, but if you're sick you should try Nyquil. That is sure to make you feel better and get you some sleep!

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