Shopping Guide: Carewell's Best Products for Allergy & Itch Relief

Chad Birt

Written by Chad Birt on Thu Apr 04 2024.

Woman wiping nose with tissue.

The sun is shining, the sky is blue… and pollen is back with a vengeance. If you’re one of the more than 100 million Americans with allergies, this time of year can be extremely uncomfortable. Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer. Whether you have watery eyes, a runny nose, or persistent congestion, Carewell.com has various supplies to protect you and your loved ones all season long. This shoppable list has all of your basics. Keep reading to learn more. 

How We Chose the Products On This List

The allergy and itch relief products featured below are a mix of our best-selling and highest-rated over-the-counter allergy and itch solutions. Each entry highlights key benefits and features. We’ve also included real customer feedback under the heading “Hear it from a user/caregiver.” 

Carewell.com’s 7 Best Allergy & Itch Relief Products

Here’s a closer look at 7 essential allergy and itch relief solutions:

1) Gold Bond Intensive Relief Anti-Itch Lotion

This Gold Bond lotion alleviates itching caused by various allergies, including poison ivy, poison oak, and insect bites. It can also cool sunburns and promote the healing of minor injuries, like cuts and scrapes. The lotion contains soothing aloe plus vitamins E and B5 to moisturize the skin, reduce inflammation, and help put a stop to irritation. 

Key Benefits & Features

  • Instant relief for minor skin irritations, including allergic dermatitis, sunburns, and wounds

  • Contains aloe, vitamin E, and vitamin B5

  • Active ingredients: 0.5% menthol, 1% pramoxine hydrochloride

Hear it from a caregiver

“[I’ve] tried several anti-itch creams and found this product to be the best.”

- Dave C. 

2) Zyrtec Adult Allergy Relief Tablets, 10 mg, 90 ct

Zyrtec is synonymous with allergy relief. The drug received FDA approval in 1995 and has been a mainstay in managing symptoms like congestion, itchy skin, and watery eyes ever since. Each 10mg dose provides 24 hours of allergy protection and is suitable for adults and children 6 and older.

Key Benefits & Features

  • Helps with indoor and outdoor allergies

  • Alleviates various symptoms, including runny nose, itchy skin, sneezing, watery eyes, and upper respiratory allergies

  • Provides 24 hours of allergy protection

3) Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal Spray

Flonase nasal spray provides instant, non-drowsy relief for common allergy symptoms, including sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion. It's suitable for adults and children 12+ and provides up to 24 hours of protection from common allergens like mold, dust, pollen, and pet dander.

Key Benefits & Features

  • Powerful, non-drowsy allergy relief that lasts

  • Helps with indoor and outdoor allergies

  • Only one to two sprays daily

Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal Spray
Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal Spray

Price: $20.04

4) Kleenex Facial Tissue

There’s no such thing as too many tissues during allergy season. Just think about all the times you cough, blow your nose, and sneeze. Currently, we sell two bulk Kleenex options: a pack of 6 boxes or a case of 36. 

Key Benefits & Features

  • Incredibly soft to reduce skin irritation

  • Sturdy to prevent tearing

  • 100 facial tissues per box

Hear it from a caregiver

“They were perfect to sit on [my loved one’s] side table for her seasonal allergies. Right size and weight.”

- Diane H.

Kleenex Facial Tissue
Kleenex Facial Tissue

Price: $12.99 - $51.51

5) Vicks Steam Sinus Inhaler

Allergy-induced congestion can make it hard to breathe, affecting your sleep and quality of life. The Vicks steam sinus inhaler provides targeted congestion relief, clearing your nasal passages and sinuses. The inhaler is lightweight and portable and treatment takes 15 minutes or less.

Key Benefits & Features

  • Temporarily relieves coughs and sinus and nasal congestion with a warm, soothing steam

  • Compatible with VapoPads and VapoSteam

  • Lightweight, portable, and easy to clean

Hear it from a caregiver

“It made me feel better [and helped] me sleep well.”

- Calvin T.

Vicks Steam Sinus Inhaler

Price: $44.54

6) Vicks Healthmist Ultrasonic Humidifier, 1/1-5 Gallon

Dry air often makes allergy symptoms, like inflammation of the nasal tissues, worse. Running a humidifier can help counteract these issues by increasing the moisture inside your home.  Even better? Humidifiers break up nasal congestion, making it easier to breathe during sleep.

Key Benefits & Features

  • Quiet and produces an ultra-fine mist

  • Features a wide tank opening for easy filling and cleaning

  • Runs for up to 24 hours per filling on a low setting

Hear it from a caregiver

“Great unit. Great customer service. Highly recommend.”

- Hany E.

7) Afrin Sinus Nasal Spray, 0.05% Strength 15 mL

Say goodbye to stuffy noses. Afrin provides up to 12 hours of relief from painful sinus pressure and congestion, making it easier to breathe. The medication is non-drowsy and goes to work quickly.

Key Benefits & Features

  • Temporarily relieves sinus congestion and pressure

  • Helps clear nasal passages for up to 12 hours

  • Shrinks swollen nasal membranes so you can breathe freely

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Caregiving is much easier with the right supplies. With over-the-counter medications, first-aid supplies, and allergy and itch relief products in your medicine cabinet, there’s less to worry about and more time for things you enjoy.

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Need Help Choosing Allergy & Itch Relief Products? Contact Us!

Shopping for allergy and itch relief products can be intimidating if you’ve never done it. There are many different items to choose from and everyone has unique needs. Our friendly Care Team is available 24/7 to answer questions and make product recommendations. Contact them anytime by calling (800) 696-CARE or by sending an email to support@carewell.com.

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Chad Birt
Chad Birt

Chad Birt is a freelance medical writer who resides in Astoria, Oregon. When he isn't behind a keyboard, you can find him hiking, camping, or birdwatching with his wife Ella and their two dogs, Diane and Thoreau.