allergic rhinitis have the same treatment options as
adults. They should avoid substances that trigger their allergies (allergens). And
they usually need to use medicine to control symptoms. Your child may also get
Don't give these medicines to your child without
talking to your child's doctor. You and the doctor will be able to find the
right kind of medicine for your child. The medicine you and your doctor choose will depend on your child's symptoms and
the possible side effects from taking medicine.
corticosteroids are the most effective medicine for
treating allergic rhinitis in children. There are different medicines, such as
triamcinolone (Nasacort), budesonide (Rhinocort), ciclesonide
(Omnaris), or fluticasone (Flonase or Veramyst). All of them
Nasal corticosteroids have few
Antihistamines are available both with a prescription and without a prescription.
Antihistamines come in different forms, such as pills, liquid, dissolvable tablets, eyedrops, or nasal sprays.
Some medicines may make your child sleepy. But your child's doctor may be able to start your child on a medicine that won't make him or her sleepy.
Leukotriene modifiers, such as montelukast
(Singulair), come in tablet, liquid, or
Montelukast may be prescribed for children with allergic
rhinitis who also have asthma.
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