Best OTC Medicine for Sneezing

The best over the counter (OTC) medicine for chronic sneezing is one that contains antihistamines. Chronic sneezing can be caused by the common cold, the flu, or allergies. These conditions cause histamines to irritate cells in your body, resulting in a runny nose or sneeze. Antihistamines prevent histamines from irritating cells.

Fast Facts:

  • Everybody sneezes; there is no need to medicate unless sneezing is constant and becomes a problem.
  • There are two types of antihistamines, classified as first and second generation.
  • Examples of first generation antihistamines are Robitussin,Dimetapp, or Benadryl.
  • Examples of second generation antihistamines are Alavert and Claritin.