Have your children change their clothes after spending time outside because they
will carry pollen indoors on their clothes.
your clothes indoors instead of on an outdoor clothesline during this time of
Allergy Medicine for Children
Medicine can help alleviate allergy symptoms in children, but with any medication you give your child, be sure you're using the right medication for your child's age and weight. Follow the instructions carefully to be sure your child gets the correct dosage.
Over-the-counter, generic allergy medication is effective for many people and
can cost less than prescription allergy medications. If you have any questions
about what medications are right for your child, ask your family doctor.
Some common allergy medications include:
Nasal decongestants to relieve a stuffy nose.
Antihistamines to relieve sneezing, and an itchy, runny nose.
Nasal corticosteroids are also often used, but are available only by
For children who have allergy symptoms that are difficult to control, doctors will often give your child an allergy test to learn the exact cause of the allergy. Your doctor will recommend a special treatment based on the results of the allergy test.
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