Discussions that mention claritin

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i occasionally put my kids on claritin for allergies, and it usually takes at least couple of days to see any difference in them.

the color and consistency of the snot is usually the easiest way to tell a cold from allergies. allergy snot is usually clear and runny, while if it's a cold, the snot is more yellow and thicker.... that being said, you didn't mention if your son had a runny nose.... other allergy indicators would be itchy red watery eyes, itchy throat, sneezing.... and if all his symptoms get worse being outdoors you can definitely chalk it up to allergies.

as a side note, i highly recommend the generic brand of claritin, it's a lot cheaper than the real stuff and it works just as well. hope he gets better soon!