daily antihistamines...how do you feel about it?

Posted on: Fri, 11/11/2005 - 5:11am
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I'm sure there is a thread about this and someone more skilled than myself can find it, but I'm wondering how many of us have kids who take daily antihistamines (Zyrtec, Claritin, etc) and how does everyone feel about it?
DS takes Zyrtec daily...when we take him off it, he gets "hivey", just breaks out for no reason, seems much more uncomfortable. I just don't feel great though putting him on this daily med at the age of 2.5. However, older DS, who is now 8, was put on zyrtec at age 3 and took it daily (w/ a few short breaks) until he began allergy shots at age 7. His pediatrician (who has since retired) even told us that there was some evidence that a daily dose of antihistamine could keep some children from developing asthma.
Anyway, just wanted some other thoughts on this.
Thanks,
Melissa

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