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Can a child of nine years take an anti histamine pills?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes, if healthy: Antihistamines are available in pills, chewable tablets or liquid and can be safely taken by children of almost any age. Doses are not well defined in children less than 2 yrs of age.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Some can, some won't: I have had 2 yo kids develop the skill needed to handle taking a pill or tablet. Whether it is the proper dose at that age would depend on the medication.
Last updated Apr 1, 2019


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