2 doctors weighed in:
Is cetirizine good for children with asthma and runny nose (no fever)?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help.
The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause.

In brief: It depends
If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help.
The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause.
Dr. Brian Bezack
Dr. Brian Bezack
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors