kids and allergies

Canada
May 18, 2007 4:16pm CST
my daughter has allergies. the doctor told me to give her claritin syrup. she absolutely hates the taste. she doesn't do good with liquid meds. is there anything else out there that she could take that is in pill form. she is 3 years old. do your kids have polin or summertime allergies, is it hard to deal with. do they feel auful all the time?
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@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
18 May 07
I know Claritin has those reditabs that dissolve in your child's mouth but I think they are for 6 and up. Have you talked to your doctor about trying singulair. My son wouldn't take the Claritin syrup either and we switched to Singulair. He was 3 1/2 when we made the switch. It's a chewable tablet that tastes kind of like cherries. To get my son to take the claritin, I would give him a spoonful of applesauce and then his medicine and another spoonful of applesauce. Have you tried the grape flavored Claritin. It was a little easier to get my son to use that one. Singulair requres a prescription and it costs a lot but it is worth it. My son almost never has problems anymore. Talk to you pharmacist about what he would reccommend in the OTC children's allergy meds.
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@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
18 May 07
How do you feel about homeopathic medicines? Hyland's is a great brand and I swear by their colic, teething, earache, migraine and bedwetting tablets. They have a product called Hyland's Seasonal Allergy that are quick dissolving tablets that you take. They are safe for toddlers and they dont have hardly any flavor at all. You might want to try those.
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@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
18 May 07
Do they make claritin in the quick melts for toddlers? I know they do in benadryl they melt so fast.
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• Canada
18 May 07
i looked at the benedryl ones but they were for ages 6 and up. i didn't find any in claritin.
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
19 May 07
I feel sorry for your loved ones and i pray god to get her well soon and my best whishes are always with you people and hope good ways to you and dont loose your patience. I have no idea about this as my kid never complaints about allergies and i never heard it before with any of the mother till now. Sorry.
18 May 07
My stepdad used to be sales rep for CLarityn here in the UK and we used to get it in pill form all the time. It was a very very small pill as well. I think it would be perfectly safe to give her it as allergen medicine doesn't have many side effects. You could give her a half to be on the safe side. I did actually take a reacition once to that sort of medicine...it was another brand and just got very very very drowsy. But if she is fine with the syrup I am sure she will be fine with pill. Good luck..
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