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A 21-year-old female asked:

Seasonal allergies in 3yr old? since pollen started she has had clear runny nose, congestion and on and off congested cough. normal? what can be done?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Hackett
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: This could very well be allergies. This is more likely if there is a family history of allergy. Try on of the over the counter antihistamines. They are very safe and effective.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
See Pediatrician: At this early age, it is likely to be a longstanding problem, so you should discuss it with her pediatrician. Dose-appropriate zyrtec (cetirizine) can control symptoms and minimize misery from allergic symptoms.

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Last updated Sep 4, 2013

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