College Student Health Quiz

2. What should you take if you suddenly wake up with itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing on the morning of your midterm exam?

ANSWER: C. 2nd generation antihistamine (like Allegra®, Claritin® or Zyrtec®)

In this case, you likely have seasonal allergies, and you should choose a NON-sedating antihistamine such as Allegra®, Claritin®, or Zyrtec®. Benadryl® would help your symptoms but would make you too sleepy or brain-foggy to take your exam.
[See Antihistamines vs Decongestants]

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