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is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out.
Answered on Dec 13, 2017
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