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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.
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The answer is yes.
..Antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc) and anti-fever (motrin, tylenol) can be taken together. If your child has a fever, it is not likely to be from allergies, however te antihistamines can still be used for sympom relief for upper respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, etc). If fevers are persistently >100.4, or for any concerns, ask your doctor.

In brief: Yes
The answer is yes.
..Antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc) and anti-fever (motrin, tylenol) can be taken together. If your child has a fever, it is not likely to be from allergies, however te antihistamines can still be used for sympom relief for upper respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, etc). If fevers are persistently >100.4, or for any concerns, ask your doctor.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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