Some antihistamines are sedating and although some are classed as non-sedating antihistamines, they may still cause drowsiness in some people.
Several effective, easy-to-use medications are available to treat allergy symptoms.
Your pediatrician may advise your child to take them regularly or just as needed.
A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition.
Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
When H1 receptors are stimulated by histamine it may produce allergic reactions such as itching, hay fever and rash or hives.
Antihistamines treat the symptoms of allergic reactions.
Children who don't like to swallow tablets may prefer the medication in syrup, chewable, or melt-away form.
Antihistamines, the longest-established allergy medications, dampen the allergic reaction mainly by suppressing the effects of histamine (itching, swelling, and mucus production) in the tissues.
For mild allergy symptoms, your child's doctor may recommend one of the antihistamines widely available over-the-counter.