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The Best Allergy Medication For Spring

Spring is here, and we all know that it is the best time to enjoy outdoorsy activities. However, with the sunny breeze comes mould spores and airborne pollen, which can negatively affect those with seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies affect one in every four Canadians, and symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, itching, and a stuffy nose are usually its telltale – and not to mention – annoying signs.

For those experiencing spring-induced allergies, it might be a good idea to stock up on allergy medication from The Boardwalk Pharmacy’s shelves to alleviate your symptoms. 

Seasonal Allergy Medication for Adults

Seasonal allergies, often called “hay fever” and “seasonal allergic rhinitis”, happen during certain times of the year, especially during spring, when outdoor moulds eject their spores. Trees, weeds, and grasses also release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants, and while it’s a good thing for nature, it’s bad news for those allergic to these tiny fragments.

Backed by our experience and expertise in the healthcare industry, we have picked out the best over-the-counter allergy medication to alleviate all kinds of symptoms.

Let’s get started!


Reactine Complete 

This allergy medication provides fast relief when seasonal allergies are worsened by sinus symptoms, such as nasal congestion, a runny nose, and itchy eyes, nose, and throat. Sinus allergy symptoms are brought on by exposure to inhalants such as dust, pollen, smoke, and animal dander, so if you’re planning to be around animals or are spending the day frolicking in wildflowers, Reactine Complete has your back.

Available in 10 or 30 tablet packages and can be taken with or without food, the recommended dose for adults and children 12 years and over is one tablet every 12 hours. For adults with moderate kidney and liver concerns, one tablet should be enough. It’s best to consult a doctor if you have a pre-existing condition.

Sinutab Sinus + Allergy Extra Strength 

This extra-strength allergy medication temporarily relieves nasty symptoms related to sinus infections and allergic reactions when you need it most. It has acetaminophen, which is used to treat mild to moderate pain, such as headaches, menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, or any pain you might experience along with your allergic reaction. 

Benadryl Extra Strength 

If there’s anything Benadryl is known for around the world, it’s the fact that it’s synonymous with allergy relief. This pack of extra-strength Benadryl capsules offers fast and effective relief for allergy symptoms, such as hives, sneezing, itchy throat, itchy skin, runny nose, and watery eyes. Taking these could cause drowsiness, so make sure that you are not planning on being active when you take this allergy medication.

Benadryl Allergy Nighttime 

Each tablet contains 50mg of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, which relieves irritated, itchy, and watery eyes caused by allergies. This allergy medication also provides fast relief for common colds and coughs caused by minor throat irritation. It can also be used for insect bites, rashes, and poison ivy allergies, which makes this a good pick if you are planning to go camping or hiking this spring. As the name suggests, this allergy medication is best taken at nighttime as it can induce sleep.

Seasonal Allergy Medication for Children 

Children are also susceptible to seasonal allergies, and the springtime could kick start their symptoms. According to research, 40% of children are affected by seasonal allergies. Allergies can be characterized by symptoms from mild sneezing, to asthma exacerbations. Other symptoms include a runny nose, itchy skin, rashes, and behavioural changes due to discomfort they can’t fully explain. 

 A mother and child smelling flowers

Having these symptoms on a regular basis can prevent children from having fun during spring. To help you manage their allergies, here are our top recommendations for over-the-counter seasonal allergy medication for children:

Children’s Benadryl Syrup 

If you’re looking for allergy medication for children who have seasonal allergies, this bubblegum-flavoured Children’s Benadryl liquid is a top choice. It provides fast, effective relief from everyday allergy symptoms and reactions. It is alcohol-free and dye-free, which makes it a safe choice for your little one.  

Reactine Junior Fast Melts 

Non-drowsy Reactine Fast Melt for kids

Ideal for children aged six and up, this effective allergy medication comes in the form of tablets that dissolve in the mouth without having to drink water. It eliminates the need to swallow a pill, which makes it perfect for children who are scared to take tablets or pills. The best thing about this allergy medication is that it provides quick relief that lasts for up to 24 hours without causing any form of drowsiness. 

Reactine Children’s Syrup 

This grape-flavoured anti-allergy syrup is easy to take and ideal for children aged between two and 12 years old. It starts to alleviate allergy symptoms quickly and provides relief for up to 24 hours. The 118ml bottle contains 5mg of Cetirizine Hydrochloride and 120mg of Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, which are decongestants both used for the temporary relief of stuffy nose or sinus congestion. For children aged two to six, dosage recommendations suggest taking 5ml daily, or 2.5ml in the morning and 2.5mL in the evening. Kids aged six to 12 can take 10ml daily, or split the dosage in the morning and evening. The bottle comes with a dosage cup for perfectly measured dosages, too. 

Get Your Allergy Medication at The Boardwalk Pharmacy 

The Boardwalk Pharmacy offers dependable pharmaceutical services with our wide selection of over-the-counter and prescription products. Our convenient location in Kitchener-Waterloo offers award-winning, reliable care, thanks to the many healthcare professionals in the same building. Refill your prescriptions and order OTC products on the same day: without any paperwork or hassle at all. We can even deliver your medications right to your door, all free of charge.

We understand the urgent need for allergy medication. If you feel strong symptoms and the need for medication right away, you can count on us. Don’t hesitate to contact us today and inquire about our same-day or next-day delivery service.