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Doctor insights on: If My 2 Year Old Has Teken Claritin What Can He Take For A Fever

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Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Can my 8 year old take Claritin (loratadine) and ibuprofen together? Not sure if her runny nose is due to allergies, but she has a fever.

Can my 8 year old take Claritin (loratadine) and ibuprofen together? Not sure if her runny nose is due to allergies, but she has a fever.

Not allergy: A young child doesn't get a fever from an allergic reaction. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or a non steroidal antiinflammatory can help to reduce fever. Antihistamines work well for allergic conditions but not colds or viruses. ...Read more

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Can I give my two year old children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and children's Claritin at the same time?

Can I give my two year old children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and children's Claritin at the same time?

Yes: The products will not interfere with one another. You might want to make sure the kids stomach settles with one before you give the other as sometimes the mixture of tastes will cause them to spit it out. ...Read more

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Can my 18 year old daughter, 100 lbs, take Claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu?

Can my 18 year old daughter, 100 lbs, take Claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu?

Generally yes: History, allergies, current meds, diseases, special needs- issues are relevant to any and all meds. ...Read more

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Can I give my two year old the 10 mg loratadine pill cut in half. She doesn't like the 5mg syrup and spits it out every time. We have severe allergies?

Yes: Her dose should be 2.5 to 5 mg once a day. Will she swallow the pill? Most children that age will not be able to swallow pills. Claritin (loratadine) does come in a 5 mg grape chewable. ...Read more

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I gave my 2 year old son 5ml of children's Claritin (loratadine) 12 hours apart instead of 24 hours apart. Do I need to call his doctor? Is this a problem?

Call poison control: He should be ok. To be on the safe side, it would not hurt to call poison control. They often have very helpful information on accidental drug ingestions or overdoses. In adults, overdoses of Claritin (loratadine) can cause excess sleepiness, headache and a rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad?

Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad?

Focus on Zyrtec: Zyrtec is a very effective antihistamine. Starting dose of zyrtec for age and weight is 2.5 ml once daily. Maximum dose of Zyrtec for age and weight is 5 ml once daily or 2.5 ml twice a day. Claritin is less effective- dosage is 5 ml once daily. ...Read more

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Gave my 2 year old son Claritin at bedtime for an outbreak of hives. Wasn't that effective. Safe to try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tonight? He is also on daily flovent.

Gave my 2 year old son Claritin at bedtime for an outbreak of hives. Wasn't that effective. Safe to try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tonight? He is also on daily flovent.

Not benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an inferior antihistamine and sometimes makes children crazy/dopey. You neglect to mention DOSE. This is crucial. You give no clue about the nature of "hives" which makes a huge difference. Does he still have "hives"? Best see a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapeutic evaluation. There are several kinds of hives and various remedies. Meanwhile you can try 5 to 10mg cetirizine (Zyrt ...Read more

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2 year old was given Claritin (loratadine) at 10 pm and just gave them children Claritin (loratadine) again at 8 00 am should I we worried?

Pediatric claritin (loratadine): Dosage for pediatric Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg per day. Should be fine but if any doubt call your pediatrician or pressent to your local er. Signs to look out for fatique, diarrhea, nose bleed, stomach ache, ear ache, and/or rash. ...Read more

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What is the problem that May occur if I give my child (2 years old) 5 ml of loranase syrup which contain Loratadine and pseudoephedrine for 5 days?

What is the problem that May occur if I give my child (2 years old) 5 ml of loranase syrup which contain Loratadine and pseudoephedrine for 5 days?

Cold & cough syrups: Including Claritin (loratadine) D should not be given to children < 6 years old. Claritin (loratadine) D is given for seasonal allergic rhinitis. 2-year-olds have not been on this earth long enough to have developed seasonal allergic rhinitis. Some potential adverse effects are sleepiness, rapid heart rate, headache, giddiness, nausea, vomiting, sweating, muscle weakness, trouble breathing & worsening of asthma. ...Read more

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5 1/2 yr old takes children's Claritin every am but is still plagued with allergic cough - worse at night. Ok to dose with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pm?

5 1/2 yr old takes children's Claritin every am but is still plagued with allergic cough - worse at night. Ok to dose with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pm?

Yes: Be sure to speak with your pediatrician or allergy-immunology specialist regarding an appropriate dose for your child's weight. Often times severe allergies are treated with antihistamines alone like claritin/nondrowsy and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together. Other options are available if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't work. Sedation and dry mouth are common side effects. Consider saline spray and environmental changes. ...Read more

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My two year old has a fever of 101.7 should I take her to the er?

My two year old has a fever of 101.7 should I take her to the er?

Other symptoms are?: The average 2 yo will go thru 5-7 viral respiratory & GI illnesses per year, many of which will generate fever upwards of 102-103.It is a normal response to illness & doesn't signal severity of a problem. If the kid is playful, taking fluids well & has no scary complaints, the best person to evaluate the child is your regular dr. If quiet, refusing fluids, in obvious pain or showing scary sx go. ...Read more

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My two year old won't take fever reducer what should I do. She is running a fever?

My two year old won't take fever reducer what should I do. She is running a fever?

Fever: Fever is the body's response to infection or inflammation. The main reason for use of a fever reducer such as acetominophen or Ibuprofen is for comfort. If she is comfortable and not irritable no need to give the reducer. A lukewarm water bath can also reduce fever if you are concerned. She needs to be seen by her doctor if she is irritable, vomiting, not peeing or has diarrhea. ...Read more

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Should I take my two year old to the doc if he has yellowish green snot? No fever, and he has been sleeping through the night, occasional dry cough

Should I take my two year old to the doc if he has yellowish green snot? No fever, and he has been sleeping through the night, occasional dry cough

Cough: The most common diagnosis, given the symptoms you describe, is a viral illness. These often make a child uncomfortable, but are ultimately harmless. However, if the symptoms persist for more than a few days, even if he is comfortable, it's worth a look by your doctor. Additionally, if anything else changes (ie: fever, decreased appetite, irritability, unable to sleep at night), have him checked. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing severe hay fever symptoms, took one 10mg Loratadine tab, got insufficient relief- can I take 5 or 10mg more?

I'm experiencing severe hay fever symptoms, took one 10mg Loratadine tab, got insufficient relief- can I take 5 or 10mg more?

You can, but...: You are unlikely to receive significant additional benefit from increasing the dose of loratadine in a case like this. Antihistamines are often inadequate to control the inflammation associated with moderate rhinitis. Furthermore, loratadine can take hours to reach its full effect. ...Read more

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W/ cough for 9 days. No fever no phlegm just an irritation in my throat as well as throat pain. I took 10mg loratadine dis am can I take another 10mg?

W/ cough for 9 days. No fever no phlegm just an irritation in my throat as well as throat pain. I took 10mg loratadine dis am can I take another 10mg?

See doctor: Did you catch a cold recently? If yes, then it may be from a sinus infection. If you have not, then acid reflux may be a potentially cause. If the cough goes on for another week, you should see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

Follow your doc's..: Advice. For viral illnesses there is very little that we can do besides "supportive care".Make sure that they are staying hydrated. Saline nasal spray to aide in thinning nasal secretions, treat fever as needed. The congestion will last 10 -14 days the cough somewhat longer (although progressively getting better).If your child is still having fever after the 5th day (greater than 100.4)go back to doc ...Read more

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Should I take my 2 year old to the doctor if she's been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

Should I take my 2 year old to the doctor if she's been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

FEVER: At this age common cause is viral; associated symptoms: runny nose, cough, malaise, refusal to eat, some headache, body ache, etc. If these are not there, look for any burning urine (possible uti). Too much headache, vomiting or any worsening- will need immediate medical attention. Make sure she drinks enough fluid, give acetaminophen/tylenol 160 mg every four hour for fever 101 or above. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has a 103 degree fever. Should I take her to the er? We are on vacation, flying home tomorrow.

My 2 year old daughter has a 103 degree fever. Should I take her to the er? We are on vacation, flying home tomorrow.

Depends: On other symptoms than fever. Vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, or shortness of breath, or or strange rash or mental status changes would suggest sooner rather than later. If she is still mentally alert, drinking fluids, and "not looking toxic" you could treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or tepid sponge baths to lower the temp. Or try to call your doctor back home and get his/her advice. ...Read more

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Should I take my child to the emergency room? My 2 year old has been running a fever off and on for the past 24 hours and it has not been over 102, but after taking a nap this afternoon it climbed to 104. I put him in a tepid bath and the fever dropped. H

Should I take my child to the emergency room? My 2 year old has been running a fever off and on for the past 24 hours and it has not been over 102, but after taking a nap this afternoon it climbed to 104. I put him in a tepid bath and the fever dropped. H

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your toddler's problem. However, his fever rose to 104, he is not eating, he is complaining of pain near his ribs and he has a bad cough. Is he having difficulty breathing or wheezing? There are many possible causes for this type of fever in a toddler; influenza is a common one. The american academy of family physicians recommends that 104 degree fever be evaluated by a physician. I recommend that he be seen. Take care. ...Read more

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My 2 year old is having neck pain, and fever is having chills, and she is really lethargic. Should I take her to a doctor or wait it out?

My 2 year old is having neck pain, and fever is having chills, and she is really lethargic. Should I take her to a doctor or wait it out?

If your daughter has: A stiff neck & is truly lethargic (not just listless), is not taking fluids well & has fever & chills, by all means go to a pediatric er (not a quick-care clinic) now, as these may be signs & symptoms of meningitis. ...Read more

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Bright lime green poop? My 2 year old son has been having bright lime green poop it don't even look like poop I have never seen any kids poop like this it has been going on for 3 to 4 months now I take him to to the hospital because he runs fever for no r

Bright lime green poop? My 2 year old son has been having bright lime green poop it don't even look like poop I have never seen any kids poop like this it has been going on for 3 to 4 months now I take him to to the hospital because he runs fever for no r

Hello.: Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your son’s bright lime green poop. However any thing which causes the feces to transit his system too quickly could cause it to turn green. Bile is yellowish green and it digests fat. As the bile goes through the gut, it turns from green to brown from enzyme action. If it goes through the colon too quickly, there isn’t time for that to occur and the feces are green. Additionally, the fast transit time prevents fluids from being properly reabsorbed through the colon and so the feces is usually loose or liquid as well. Here is a list of possible causes for green feces to peruse: malabsorption, overgrowth of the wrong types of bacteria in the gut (sometimes caused by antibiotics), medication side effects, celiac disease crohn’s disease and iron supplements. Of course anything with green food coloring can be a cause. This is just a small sampling of possible causes. Good luck with this. Take care. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more