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What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective.
These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects.

In brief: Varies

Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective.
These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There are many allergy medications available for children.
New generation antihistamines such as zyrtec, allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and clarinex, are very well tolerated and effective. Nasal steroid sprays are more effective and Nasonex is approved to age 2 years old. Singulair is approved for allergies as well as asthma. With all of these options, there is a good fit for almost all children.

In brief: Depends

There are many allergy medications available for children.
New generation antihistamines such as zyrtec, allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and clarinex, are very well tolerated and effective. Nasal steroid sprays are more effective and Nasonex is approved to age 2 years old. Singulair is approved for allergies as well as asthma. With all of these options, there is a good fit for almost all children.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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