Children with allergic rhinitis have the same treatment options as adults. They should avoid substances that trigger their allergies (allergens), and they usually need to use medicine to control symptoms. Your child may also get allergy shots.
Don't give medicines to your child without talking to your child's doctor. You and the doctor will be able to find the right kind of medicine for your child. The medicine you and your doctor choose will depend on your child's symptoms and the possible side effects from taking medicine.
Antihistamines come in different forms, such as pills, liquid, dissolvable tablets, eye drops, or nasal sprays.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Harold S. Nelson, MD - Allergy and Immunology|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Last Revised||February 23, 2010|
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