who is on a daily antihistamine

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 7:45am
caryn's picture
Joined: 11/20/2002 - 09:00

just wondering who is on a daily antihistamine -- our allergist gave my PA son a prescription for zyrtec -- we did not fill it yet -- though we are considering it because his excema is so flared up and topicals are not helping.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 7:49am
Sirimon's picture
Joined: 02/01/2006 - 09:00

My daughter(5) is on in the summer till late fall, daily for allergic rhinitis. That's about 6 months a year. She does well with it, no drowsiness or any other side effects. It works well too.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 8:52am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

My boys are both on them through Spring, Summer and some of Fall. We use Claritin right now, but have used Zyrtec also.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 8:57am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

My son is on zyrtec all year round. He is allergic to dust, dogs, peanuts, tree nuts, grass, ragweed, tree pollen. i wanted to stop it in the winter but he had a reaction to the christmas decorations from the attic, then i said in Jan I would and its been so warm here that the flowers are popping up!
He also has asthma too.
Zrytec does work for skin too
[This message has been edited by patsmommy (edited February 03, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 9:04am
PurpleCat's picture
Joined: 01/28/2006 - 09:00

My daughter is allergic to many pollens so in addition to daily Advair and Nasonex she is on Claritin late Spring, early Summer, late Summer, early Fall and while the Christmas tree is in the house. Since we started this two years ago, she has only had two asthma episodes that sent us to the ER. One was when we had mulch delivered to our driveway (really dumb idea) and one was from a cold virus that we did not control well. This is a great improvement for her. Her quality of life is much improved!
Keep Smiling
DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 9:07am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

my daughter had severe eczema and was on zyrtec for about 3 years -- it was great. We eventually weaned off of it when it looked like her excema was resolving. My tna/pa son has asthma and evironmental allergies and has been on zyrtec for about 2 years -- it has also helped him tremendously. No apparent side effects, we take it at night before bed.
mom to Ari(5) - severe nut allergies, asthma, you name it - and Maya (8), mild excema

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 9:43am
seanmn's picture
Joined: 10/01/2003 - 09:00

My DS has been on it for a few years now. It works very well. He has started taking it now every day before school because he was always itching in class and has gone to the nurse a few times for med. Since taking it before school he has not had any itching. He is allergic to peanuts, dogs, cats, horses, ragweed and mold.
Not quite sure why he has had the itching. It could be someone has a pet with long hair and has it on their clothes.
Anyway, it works very well. My allergist also said to give it to him an hour before we know we are going to someone's house with a pet and it should take care of any reaction to the pet.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 9:45am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My 6 year old takes 7 cc of Zyrtec daily. He has a batch of environmental allergies. He also takes 1 spray in each nostril of Rhinocort.
My 2 year old takes 1 tsp of Zyrtec daily. It's hoped to help dry up some of his chronic congestion. He also takes 1 spray in each nostril of Nasonex. The purpose is to help open him up and improve drainage of his congestion.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 10:01am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Both of my children are on a daily antihistamine for environmental allergies. My PA son started taking his at age 2-1/2 and my non-PA daughter started to take her's at around 6.
Because my son has been on a daily antihistamine almost as soon as he was diagnosed PA, we're not sure if this has helped cut down on contact reactions or not.
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Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 11:20am
cgroth's picture
Joined: 01/25/2006 - 09:00

My 12 month old dd was just diagnosed with PA,EA,DA,Soy,corn & pork allergies. Our allergist put her on Zyrtec. She's only been on it for a couple of weeks, but it seems to be working great! She has had so many ear infections this last year, I hope it will cut down on those!

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 1:28pm
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

I take two daily antihistamines (one second generation, one first), a daily anti-leukotriene, and the occasional extra first gen antihistamine.


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