Does anyone have kids with seasonal allergies? What medication do you recommend?
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Dawn - posted on 04/05/2009
i've had allergies my whole life and the only things that worked for me were allegra and flonase or nasonex. i think you have to be at least 12 for the allegra but don't quote me on it...check with your dr. they are al non drowsy which is good. i hated that groggy feeling all the time. also there are certain fruits and veggies that can trigger hayfever symptoms. watermelon, catoloupe, honeydo, and zuccinni. there could be more but these are the worst for me. you can google it.
She's been on it now for 24+ hours and I can tell you it's definitely working in regards to her nasal allergies. I've had to wipe her nose a few times, but NOTHING like without it. I've yet to notice a major change in behavior, but I'm also waiting for the full moon to pass before I pass judgement. :) I will keep you posted now that it's above freezing here in the northeast. I'm afraid to google anything because I'm desparate for something to work. I will add -- that my dr recommended we try this before sending her to an allergist. He explained that the allergist community seems to approach their patients by heavily medicating them to treat all aspects of the allergy. So since she is so young he thought it best to use the singulair vs. using several different drugs each day.
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Melissa - posted on 08/30/2010
I have just taken my son off singulair as he reacted very badly to it, he was only on it for about 2 months, but he had diarrhea the whole time, his behaviour was off the planet, he was so aggressive and hes only 4 years old, was having nightmares waking up hyper ventalating! Hes only been off it for about 2 weeks but the diarrhea has stopped and last night and today he finally seems to have calmed down and is becoming the sweet innocent little boy i know again! So I definately dont reccommend it!
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Just came from the doctor because my daughter was on Claritin (she's 2) and it made her nuts. She became super aggressive and affected her sleep/naps. Benedryl doesn't last 24 hours and the dr said Zyrtec would most likely have similar effects as Claritin. So I just picked up a Rx for Singulair -- we'll see how that goes.
Kate CP - posted on 04/02/2009
Zyrtec and Claritin seem to work for lots of kids...except mine. :/
I've been using this new herbal remedy I got at Whole Foods called BHI Heel for Homeopathy "Allergy". You let it dissolve under the tongue or chew it. It's a little chalky, but it seems to really be working for my kiddo. Good luck. :)
Megan - posted on 04/02/2009
I use Claritin. You can get the generic @ walmart and that helps the pocket book. I am switching my youngest from to Claritin liquid to Zyrtec because target clearanced out a bunch of bottles for @2.66 and I had $2.00 coupons. They're still good for a year and I just saved myself a bunch of $
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