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How do antihistamines help treat allergic asthma in children?

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Antihistamines block the effects of histamine -- a chemical the body releases in response to an allergy trigger, like mold or dust mites. Your child can take these medicines as a syrup, chewable tablet, or nasal spray. Because some antihistamines cause drowsiness, you might want to give them to your child right before bedtime.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Allergy Medicine for Children," "Medications Used to Treat Asthma in Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Asthma in Children," "Childhood Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants and Young Children."

Mayo Clinic: "Treating asthma in children under 5."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Allergy Medicine for Children," "Medications Used to Treat Asthma in Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Asthma in Children," "Childhood Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants and Young Children."

Mayo Clinic: "Treating asthma in children under 5."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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