Allergy symptoms include: stuffy or itchy nose, or itchy eyes. Allergies may be caused by reactions to pollens, dust, molds, pets, and sometimes foods.
Allergy medicines should relieve symptoms of the allergy. Sometimes it is necessary to try several medicines to find one that will work. Good over the counter allergy medicines include: Benadryl, Claritin (Loratidine), Allegra or Zyrtec. The main side effect of these medications, especially Benadryl, is drowsiness. Prescription medications include oral medications, nose sprays and eye drops.
Eye allergies: If your child has itchy watery eyes wash the face and eyelids with a damp washcloth. Eye drops such as Visine can help soothe the itching. Prescription eye drops are also available. Zaditor is a good over the counter allergy eye drop.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49507