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Can Claritin be given to a child?

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Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 in Child Health
Question: Can a 5 month old take children's claritin? He has a rash on his face. I'm using a new brand of baby wipes and I wipe his face after he eats. Please advice. Thanks
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Hello. I just read through your question.
Claritin is not approved for children under 2 years of age. A better choice would be Benadryl, 1/2 teaspoon.
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