For parents with questions about their kids’ allergies, simple remedies can often work best.
Gray fielded questions from parents about how allergies might affect kids this season – and gave some possible remedies.
For instance, babies – those under 2 years old – should not use medications. Gray suggested simple saline drops. Those can also be used on older children to prevent bloody noses that often accompany allgeries.
Much of the discussion focused on the use of common antihistamines like Benadryl (which has the side effect of drowsiness and should be avoided) and nasal steroids like Flonase. Gray also described the symptoms of allergies and gave advice on when a parent should seek out a doctor.
For children under 6, that’s before you start them any kind of medicine.
The best advice: “When in doubt, talk to your doctor.”
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