Solid Foods & Weaning: Toddler, Claritin

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Substitute for FloVent and Claritin ??

Hello mamas, My son has sports induced asthma and has been on Flo-vent to control it. He's also taking Claritin for his allergies/sneezing. He's been on both for about a year and it seems that he's gained a bunch of weight since then. His eating habits have not changed, we don't eat fast food, junk or processed foods, we eat pretty healthy, so I don't think it's his diet I was doing some research online and see that that could be one of the side effects for both meds. I'm going to talk to my doctor to see if we have other options, but...


Weaning and Comfort

I have exclusively breastfed my daughter who is now 12 1/2 months old. She...

Allergen Foods

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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!