A 31-year-old female asked:
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flonase or singulair (montelukast) for one yr old's allergies? the pharmacist was very concerned about flonase.

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Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Flonase: I tend to not give to young children flonase, as they squirm quite a bit as you try to give it to them. You'll end up getting more in their eyes than in their nose. I would stick with singulair (montelukast).
Answered on Aug 28, 2013
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Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Valid CONCERN: 1 year old , what alleriges you are talking about ? Too little to be exposed to many things ifso see if can be avoided Flonase is steroid just renenber all medicines have side effects have 2nd opinion. I, m concerned too.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Flonase in a one year-old seems a bit aggressive. Better to trial a bulb syringe, singulair and possibly a little oral antihistamine. Plus, why fight a one year-old and traumatize them with the nasal spray
Aug 28, 2013

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