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What can i give my son who just started getting seasonal allergies?

He's only 2 and I'm not sure if there is anyting over the counter i can give him...

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Asked by Lynnsae at 9:18 PM on Apr. 2, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • They do have children's and toddlers allergy medicine. If you have a walgreens near you, you could talk to the pharmacist. They are very good at helping you find what you are looking for in an over the counter medicine or if there is a prescription one that would be better you know what to ask your dr about. Hope this helps.

    Answer by bdflykisses at 9:20 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • u can try bee polen probably have to get it a a natural store but it works wonders without any side effects, but cleartin is for 2 and up

    Answer by Cherriemama831 at 9:21 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • take him to his pediatric my kids get prescribed meds for the allergies when needed....

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 9:21 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • They gave my daughter Loratidine (Claritin) when she was 2. I would see your doctor and go from there.

    Answer by AntoinetteF at 10:10 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • If he's 2, both Claritin & Zyrtec are fine - but talk to the doctor first, just to see which might be better - then they can also put it in his chart so they know he's on something & what he's on.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Yes, I'd get the okay from the doc first. Give them a call, they can probably answer the question over the phone.

    Answer by 4EqltyMom at 12:08 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • it would be best for the doctor to look at him or her first and ask for them to help suggest something

    Answer by 1Kira1 at 12:13 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • my daughter has allergies and she is 2 the doctor told use to give her childrens clariton its grape chewables and she loves them

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 8:07 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Children's Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec are all age-appropriate options, and all available in generic store brand. Benadryl can be given every 4-6 hours (and remember the drowsiness side effect), Claritin and Zyrtec are all-day meds. Zyrtec works best for my son (and me). Call your pedi to ask about dosage.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:35 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Children's claritin, it's ment for children 2 and up. Thats what I give DD.

    Answer by katieclaude at 8:50 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

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