What are the Best Allergy Treatments for Kids?

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Nasalcrom Nasal Spray for Children is used to treat nasal congestion in children. It also helps to decrease post nasal drip and sneezing. Nasalcrom is not an antihistamine but works by stabilizing mast cells which are involved in allergic responses. It should not be used in children under the age of 2 years old without medical advice. It is usually administered with one spray in each nostril every 4 to 6 hours. Nasalcrom should not be used for more than 12 weeks without a doctors advice.

Flonase aqueous nasal spray for children is indicated for the treatment of nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose and itchy and irritated eyes due to seasonal allergic rhinitis (allergies). Flonase contains a steroid which can be used in children over the age of 4 years old. Children should be careful not to spray Flonase into their eyes or mouth and it should always be used under close adult supervision. Flonase appears to be well tolerated in children and is generally without any serious undue side effects.

Benadryl for children is dye free and artificial color free and should not be used for children under one year of age. Benadryl is an antihistamine that can cause drowsiness in children. It temporarily relieves nasal congestion, itching eyes and sneezing. Liquid Benadryl is cherry flavored and is available in 4- ounce and 8-ounce bottles.

Children's Allegra has a non-drowsy formulation to treat allergic symptoms such as sneezing and itching eyes and is dye free. It has a berry flavored syrup for ages 2 years and up and a dissolvable tablet for those 6 years and up. One dose of Childrens Allegra lasts for 12 hours. Online discount coupons can be printed for a 3-dollar discount on childrens formulations.

Children's Claritin is also dosed once per day and its effects last for 24 hours. It is recommended for ages 2 years old and up. It does not cause drowsiness and comes in a syrup for ages 2 and older and dissolvable tablets for ages 6 and older. Claritin also has a sugar free and dye free formula. Childrens Claritin is available in grape and bubblegum flavors.

Children's Zyrtec helps temporarily relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies such as a runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and can be used to treat allergies in children as young as 6 months old. It acts within 1 hour and may cause drowsiness. It has once a day dosing and its effects last for 24 hours. It is dye free and sugar free with syrup indicated for ages 2 and older and dissolving tablets indicated for ages 6 years and older.