If you suspect your child is suffering from allergies, schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or allergist who can test. Prepare for your visit with these questions from the Claritin® Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit.
Is Allergy Medication OK for Children?
There are antihistamine products intended for use in children ages 2 to 12, such as Children’s Claritin® products which are available in several forms and can provide 24-hour non-drowsy allergy relief. Antihistamines work for both indoor allergies and outdoor/seasonal allergies.
An antihistamine like Children’s Claritin® can provide relief of the following allergy symptoms: runny nose, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, itchy nose, and itchy throat.
Claritin® is the No. 1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy oral OTC allergy brand. Claritin® is a second-generation antihistamine which can provide non-drowsy allergy relief when taken as directed.
How Can I Help?
Parents can do their part by administering an effective medication and reducing exposure to their child’s allergy triggers. Ways to reduce allergies include:
- Keeping windows closed if your child is allergic to pollen
- Using dust mite covers on bedding
- Keeping the home clean and free of dust and mold
- Monitoring the and keeping children indoors when the forecast is high
- Giving your child a bath to remove allergens before bed
- Keeping pets out of their bedroom
- Packing Children’s Claritin® for daycare and play dates
You are also encouraged to consult your child’s doctor and consider allergy tests to identify what your child is allergic to, so you can avoid allergens in the future and develop a treatment plan.
Help your doctor by logging your child’s symptoms with this handy symptom tracker from the Claritin® Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit.
By tackling allergies early on, you can help your little one get back to learning, laughing and playing.