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What can you give a 3 year old child for hay fever symptoms?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: nasalcrom, benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Nasalcrom spray and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are also acceptable otc meds for this age.
Children are much less often sedated by Benadryl (diphenhydramine) than adults, and sometimes it is more effective than claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Nasalcrom works best if given before a known exposure, like visiting grandma's cat. It also works if used regularly over time, but most little ones balk when you spray their noses.

In brief: nasalcrom, benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Nasalcrom spray and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are also acceptable otc meds for this age.
Children are much less often sedated by Benadryl (diphenhydramine) than adults, and sometimes it is more effective than claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Nasalcrom works best if given before a known exposure, like visiting grandma's cat. It also works if used regularly over time, but most little ones balk when you spray their noses.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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In brief: Most OTC...

...Antihistamines are labeled for 2 years old and above.
And of course saline drops are ok.

In brief: Most OTC...

...Antihistamines are labeled for 2 years old and above.
And of course saline drops are ok.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Allegra Claritin (loratadine) or.

. All otc. Just read the labels for dosing.

In brief: Allegra Claritin (loratadine) or.

. All otc. Just read the labels for dosing.
Dr. Brian Novick
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