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what is a effective no drowsy over-the-counter allergy medication?

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Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 36 years experience
Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) : Allergy medicines are usully antihistamines first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) often make people sleepy. Second generation drugs like Allegra and Claritin much less commonly cause drowsiness.

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Can my diet prevent allergies?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: No. There are many myths surrounding allergies, but many studies have looked at this issue and show quite conclusively that mom's diet doesn't affect junior's chance of getting allergies. Enjoy whatever foods you'd like.
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What is the test for allergies?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Skin testing is best: Allergies are best tested with skin tests. Blood tests like immunocap and rast testing are alternatives but are not as accurate. Skin tests are usually preformed by an allergist.
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What causes allergies in children?

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Dr. David Reddell
Specializes in Pediatrics
Food or pollen: Some allergists suggest later start for baby foods, rather than starting at 3 or 4 months of age. Milk, wheat, and eggs are some of the more common foods to cause allergies. Pollen is a problem at certain times of the year. Trees in the spring, grass in the summer, and weeds in the fall. The specific ones will depend on where you live. An over-the-counter antihistamine may help.
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Do children grow out of allergies?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Yes: Children may outgrow specific allergies, especially infants with mild food allergy. They often however "grow into" new allergies. The ability to develop or have allergy is never outgrown.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I get my child to eat breakfast if still sleepy and early?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Outsmart them!: To bed earlier. Try variety! eat with them! give them what tastes good like home made protein smoothies with fresh fruit juices and whey protein powder. Almond butter with toast. Avoid breakfast out of a box! make some turkey bacon. Play some upbeat music and get them going. Good luck!

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