About the flu or common cold is certainly unpleasant, but at least you can rely on the fact it will pass and hopefully you won’t get sick with it again. With allergies, however, the fact that you have a functioning immune system means your allergies are an ongoing reality and you will be having allergic reactions again in the future. Trust us when I tell you wouldn’t want to not have a functioning immune system, so you really just have to deal with it.

Part of dealing with it for most people is the use of an antihistamine, and a read through any of the many Benadryl reviews online does suggest it’s one of the best ones.


Benadryl is available in three different variations of the medication – Benadryl caplets or liquid-gels, Extra Strength Benadryl Total Allergy & Sinus, or Benadryl Topicals. Each of these is formulated to address specific types of symptoms related to an allergic reaction. Benadryl caplets are best for the sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes that come with seasonal allergies and the like, while Benadryl Total Allergy and Sinus can take on the same symptoms plus the itchy skin that comes with Hives or a similar allergic reaction that targets your skin.

However, Benadryl Topicals is generally the best choice for any type of severe skin irritation, including skin itch from hives, insect bites and stings, as well as minor cuts and skin irritation. Please be aware though those symptoms like dizziness and vomiting, breathing difficulty, throat swelling, or even severe anxiety may be the result of an allergic reaction, but it could also be anaphylactic (toxic) shock and so if you have these symptoms you are advised to seek medical attention immediately.