Claritin helps me with my sniffle allergies to the rats, but not the hives. Benadryl is the only thing that will shift those, for me. I'm super sensitive, you know! :lol:2manyrats said:I like the 24-hr generic Claritin. It helps me a lot. I'm pretty allergic to mine, too, and had to stop sleeping in the same room with them.