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If My 2 Year Old Has Teken Claritin What Can He Take For A Fever
My kid is 2 years old, he is suffering hay fever, we gave him Loratadine. And from wiki, I found L.paracasei is useful for this disease. Can Ibuy amazon?
No: Do not self-treat your 2 year old. Discuss the options with your child's pediatrician instead. ...Read more
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 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
Generally yes: History, allergies, current meds, diseases, special needs- issues are relevant to any and all meds. ...Read more
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu at the same time for my 18 year old daughter. She weighs about 100 lbs?
NO: Ask your her dr. About this mix, actually she has to make that call not you (18 yrs is adult). ...Read more
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: The two do not interfere with one another. ...Read more
I'm trying to decide on the best antihistamine (for colds) for my 2 year old to use. Which do you recommend fexofenadine or loratadine?
Is it safe to give my 2 year old motrin after already giving her Claritin (loratadine) earlier in the day?
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
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?
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
I have a 2 year old boy and he is having congestion in his eyes. Can I give him Claritin (loratadine) d? already giving him reg Claritin (loratadine), singular and nasalnex
No: For a 2 yr old, you do't give any treatment must be seen by his pediatrician, for treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
If a 1 year old is taking allergy medicine (claratin) can she take cold and fever medicine (advil)?
Medications: Yes, both medications are compatible and can be taken together. ...Read more
My 2 year old son has a fever since yesterday its between 38 and 39 we gave panado it breaks but came back after an hour or so he hasn't eten since yesterday morning he only wants to sleep he has not but strength should I take him to th ER?
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
Hi, my 2 year old has thrown up 3 times in the last two days but has shown no signs of a fever, other symptoms or being lethargic. Should I just wait another day or two before considering going to the doctor?
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
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
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
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?
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