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Allergies board

I cannot figure out why my nose is always running and I always feel stuffed up.I take Benadryl but this year it does not seem to work like in prior year's.the only thing I can think of is I have a Siberian husky who is almost 10 year's old now and a 3 month year old German Shepard puppy.I am with the dogs constantly but I get allergies just walking outside in the air.The only other thing is I eat alot of peanut butter and I heard that this can cause some allergic reactions in patient's.Instead of taking 2 benadryl tablets I usually take another tablet an hour or 2 later.Also when I sit out in the sun for a long time I get terrible allergies.Sometime's it feels like a cold but my sister also has allergies.I have no idea what Im allergic to but I am going to have to find out because it interfere's with working out and is a nuisance.Maybe I need something different then Benadryl.My sister says she's allergic to dog's but if I am, I could not live without my 2 dogs.It was 90 degree's today and my nose was running like a faucet.I would hate to take medicine for these allergies because I take other medicine for totally different reasons.I was wondering what is more common,the allergies to dog's,dust or peanut butter:confused:
Food allergies (like allergies to peanut butter) don't usually cause symptoms like a runny nose - they cause things like tingling of the lips, itchy skin around your mouth, nausea and, in severe cases, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and anaphylaxis (systemic inflammation of tissues throughout the body that can be life-threatening).

All of that to say that peanut butter is probably not the cause of the symptoms you describe.

The easiest solution would be to find an allergist and get tested so you can find out exactly what you're allergic to (and be prepared for the possibility that you're allergic to dogs).

You might also consider taking something other than Benadryl. Zyrtec (or the generic version cetirizine) is available without a prescription, works for 24 hours at a time, and typically works better at controlling allergies if you take it every day.

If you have ongoing allergies it's really important that you take an antihistamine daily to keep them under control - once the allergic reaction starts it's harder to control it (although Benadryl works well at slowing down an allergic reaction once it starts, it's not the best for managing ongoing allergies because it's short acting).
yeah maybe now is a bad season for allergies.AllI mnow is that the back of my throat itches like crazy and my nose is either runnuing or stuffed up.Is Zyrtec over the counter?? I probably should go to an allergist.I wonder if it is my dog's will there be a medicine thst helps me because the Benadryl no longer works.