Jackie Garrett, MD, a board-certified allergist and immunologist, speaks about the treatments for seasonal allergies.

It is important to check in with your primary care provider or board-certified allergist to make certain that there is no reason you should not be using a particular allergy medication.

The gold standard for nasal symptoms such as stuffy, runny, itchy is the nasal steroid such as Nasacort, Flonase, Rhinocort.

Twenty-four-hour antihistamines can be helpful mostly with nasal symptoms like itch or sneeze. Examples include Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, Xyzal. These can cause dry eyes though in certain populations.

Antihistamine eye drops can be helpful for eye itching or tearing. Ketotifen is an example.

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