Illnesses & Symptoms: Child, Claritin

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5 Year Old with Runny Nose Going on 2+ Years

my child has had this awful clear cloudy runny nose for seems like going on 2 years or more...her dr keeps blowing it off and saying its just a cold..and i do not see how someone can have a cold for that we finally got her dr to send her to an allergy dr..and he did the skin scratch test and it was ll we thought well maybe that test just didnt work on her so we asked for the blood test..and it all came back neg to..i am so frustrated and would like answers i hate seeing my litle girl having to keep blowing her nose 24-7...


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Allergy Medicine for a 5 Year Old Boy

I have heard that you should give Zyrtec at night b/c it tends to make children sleepy but what about Claritin? SHould that be given in the a.m. or at bedtime? Do you prefer one over the other and why? I have already discussed this with my pediatrician but want to her moms opinions. Thank you


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Claritin and Other Allergy Meds

My son often gets runny nose/cough symptoms and my pediatrician has recommended that I try putting him on Claritin to manage those symptoms. I am reluctant to put him on medicine for prolonged periods of time. Dose anyone have information about any potential harmful effects of long-term use of allergy medicines in toddlers? Also, any suggestions of natural remedies that have worked would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Cold & Flu

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Ongoing Runny Nose and Cough

My son, who is almost a year old has been getting colds the past 2 months (he is in daycare). His cold finally cleared but he continues to have a runny nose and cough on and off. There is no fever, he is active and eating as usual. He also started teething 2 weeks ago and his second pair of top teeth are coming in. The teething is really bothering him, he keeps biting everything, even his fingers. As far as I can tell, the medical community does not believe that teething causes runny nose and cough. I'm worried it may be allergies, even...


7 Year Old Runny Nose

I am looking for some suggestions on OTC items or remedies to help my 7 year...

Cough & Cold

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What Do I Do for My 3 Year Old's Stuffy Nose???

Hi. Anyone else out there try to buy cold medicine this season for your toddler and finding that evertyhing has been taken off the market for cold medicine for kids under 6? I remember this happening this past year but forgot about it and my little girl has been battling a stuffy nose and cough that has been keeping her up at night so I thought I'd run out to the drugstore for some help and realized there are no medicines for this age group anymore. Does anyone still use this cold medicine and adjust the dosage? I heard that is why they...