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Which antihistamine is safe for a 2 week old infant for allergy ?

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: there no antihistamine approved for babies below six months
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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
NOT SAFE: It is NOT safe to give antihistamines to infants. Nasal congestion is common in newborns; NOT caused by Allergy; a periodic sneeze/cough usually helps to clear mucous. Infant saline drops w/ bulb syringe can be used to assist w/ nasal clearing. Place1-2 drops of saline in each nostril followed by gentle suctioning as needed. See doctor now for 2 week baby check-up if you have not already done so.
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Dr. Barnett Kantz
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
None: None that I am aware of. I am not sure he has an allergy either at 2 weeks of age. He may instead just have a cold. I would just use a gentle nasal saline spray and use a suction device like Nosefrida. My wife uses it on our 3 year-old. Use a cool mist humidifier too. And, have him see his pediatrician if no improvement. Most drugs used in infants starts at 2 years of age.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
NONE !!!!: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less.
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Last updated Mar 18, 2020

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