Medications for children’s allergies are most often these days over-the-counter (OTC). The four types of meds used are: oral pills or liquid antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, eye drops, and alternative and natural remedies. In a previous blog, I discussed the signs and symptoms of children’s seasonal allergies. Now, we will look at making all those symptoms better and discuss the medications for children’s allergies. None of the following medicines should be given to children without consulting your primary care provider- doctor or nurse practitioner first. Some can have significant adverse effects on children.
Four general types of medications for children’s allergies-
- oral antihistamines
- steroid nasal sprays
- eye drops
- alternative and natural remedies