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Apparently I have developed an allergy. My son was given a

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Apparently I have developed an allergy. My son was given a Kitten for Christmas and I've suffered from red eyes and puffiness under my eyes every since. I suspected an allergy but had it confirmed today when I went in for an eye exam.
Getting rid of the kitty is not an option so what is the best over the counter medication to relieve the stuffy nose and red, puffy eyes?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 4 years ago.
Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. I would continue the oral antihistamine and supplement your allergies with Zaditor or Alaway. Both of these are excellent over-the-counter allergy drop options.
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Is one antihistamine better than another? The three kinds I purchased today all have a different active ingredients. Or is it just a matter of finding the one that works best for me?

Doctor DanB : It's a preference thing. Some like Allegra vs Claritin or some like Zyrtec because it tends to be a little better in persons who also have itchy skin.