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Dr. SH, Physcian
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I have a 16 month old who has pretty bad seasonal allergies.

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I have a 16 month old who has pretty bad seasonal allergies. He's on Zyrtec (2.5ml twice per day). It's helping relieve some of the symptoms but his nose is still very congested and has been for a couple of months now. It affects his sleep, mood, eating habits, etc. he's been to his Ped to get checked out and he has no infection. I was researching Flonase and was wondering if this is something I can give him to help offset the congestion. If so, what is the recommended dose? He's 21lbs.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Actually flonase is not recommended for kids less than 4 years of age because safety and efficacy in kids less than 4 years of age has not been established. Therefore I would not like that you should use this. Continue with Zyrtec and try using saline nasal spray.

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