There are so many allergy relief products on the market with extravagant and competing claims, often at high prices, that it's hard to figure out what really works and is still a good value. Part of the problem is that so many online recommendations are essentially just paid promotions. By comparison, no incentives, fees or commissions are earned from these recommendations.
- This is not medical advice. Check with your own doctor.
- Different products may work better for you.
- Generics work just as well as branded but cost less.
- OTC: over the counter, available without prescription.
- Prices current as of May 2021.
- Buy online only from reputable major sellers because counterfeits are a huge problem.
- Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever) (OTC)
- Fexofenadine (generic Allegra™): 180 mg tablet gives non-drowsy 24-hour relief.
- Welmate Allergy Relief 100 Count at Amazon.com for $16.95
- MHL Allergy Relief 100 Count at Amazon.com for $17.95
- Fluticasone (generic Flonase™): nasal spray gives 24-hour relief from nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and runny nose.
- Kirkland Signature Aller-Flo 50mcg Allergy Spray, 5 Bottles at Costco.com for $22.99 (no membership required)
- Ketotifen (generic Zaditor™): 12-hour eye itch relief.
- Alaway Eye Itch Relief Antihistamine Eye Drops 0.34 fl oz at Walgreens for $13.99 (discount coupons may be available)
- Skin Allergies (OTC)
- Hydrocortisone Cream
- Kirkland Signature Hydrocortisone 1% PLUS Anti-Itch Cream, 8oz (4 2oz tubes) at Costco.com for $7.49 (no membership required)
- Allergic Asthma (prescription only)
- Fluticasone (generic AirDuo™): 12-hour relief, 30-day supply (60 doses), very effective, excellent inhaler.
- Albuterol (generic now available): treat and prevent bronchospasm,