according to the bottle it helps with itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, etc due to allergies. my 6 year old was given claritin last year for her seasonal allergy issue but i used up the rest (it wasnt expired yet i checked) a couple of days ago. the problem seems to come and go, only affecting her on certain days. today, the poor thing was only outside for 10 minutes and then had to come in because her eyes itched so bad. (we already have pollen on the trees, ugh!) her eyes are so red & watery & itchy. what do you give your child for seasonal allergies? can i just go and buy her something OTC or should i take her back to the doctor for a professional opinion? and is the benedryl effective for her symptoms?Answer Question
I give my kids Claritin or Allegra... for my DS (6) it's most of the spring & fall. For my DD (8) as needed. The benadryl will help but it's only 4 hours and causes drowsiness. There really isn't much the doc can do except suggest these meds... they could add Flonase (sp?) to the mix. My DS takes that as well but it's b/c he has year round indoor allergies as well.
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Answer by QuinnMae at 12:36 PM on Feb. 23, 2013
You can always call if you'd feel better... or if the Claritin or Allegra don't do the trick. But, it's worth a try, and that's the advise I got from our doc and the pharmacist. Hope it helps ;o)
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