NancysBL Apr 15, 2018 11:36 AM Allergies Anyone? Born and raised here, have had massive allergies from day one. However, I'm proactive with taking the generic Claritin (LOVE Costco for this!!) and I'm generally ok. The only thing that it doesn't prevent is that horrible cough that comes when it's windy as you know what for days in a row. It seems to bypass my sinuses and just settle in my throat and chest. With dogs they call it "kennel cough" - that's how I feel.