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Addresses: Runny nose, itching and sneezing.
How it works: Prevents the effects of histamine, a chemical that causes inflammation and allergy symptoms.
Over the counter: Claritin, Benadryl, Zyrtec.
Downside: These meds can cause drowsiness
Addresses: Congestion and an itchy, runny nose.
How it works: With a neti pot or a saline nasal spray or wash, rinse out your sinuses, flushing out particles that cause irritation.
Over the counter: NeilMed sinus rinse.
Downside: It can take a few tries to get the hang of it.