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Zyrtec or Claritin for a 3 year old with allergies?

My son started seasonal allergies this week. Which allergy medication is better if you have tried them? Thanks!

 
ILovemyPaulie

Asked by ILovemyPaulie at 10:09 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (15)
  • My son tried Claritin and that didn't work. Zyrtec worked better for him.
    miraclebabymine

    Answer by miraclebabymine at 10:12 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I think it may differ from child to child. Just see what works best for your kiddo.
    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:15 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Same as miraclebabymine. Claratin worked somewhat but not enough. Went to Zyrtec and all symptoms are gone
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:15 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Both worked for my kid. LOL
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:17 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My dd that turned 1 in May was taking Zyrtec. Worked beautifully.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 10:17 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Zyrtec works amazingly.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 10:18 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My dd had allergies so bad that she was on Singular at night and Claritin in the mornings.
    PhoenixFire

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 10:19 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I like Claritin.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 10:19 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I would recommend Children's Claritin.
    momof3angela

    Answer by momof3angela at 10:25 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My kids were on Zyrtec all summer. DD#3 was still having problems. Switched her to Claritin 5mg chewables and she's perfect unless we forget a dose.
    4time-mom

    Answer by 4time-mom at 10:25 AM on Sep. 16, 2010