Dunwoody Pediatrics Dunwoody Office 1428 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338 (770) 394 2358 0 4.79 out of 5 based on 163 ratings
1428 Dunwoody Village Parkway
Dunwoody, GA 30338

(770) 394 2358
3300 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30005

(770) 664 9299

What's Going Around?

Allergies

Seasonal allergies, or hayfever, are very common at this time of year. Typical symptoms include watery, itchy, red eyes; a clear runny nose; sneezing; and an itchy palate or throat. The most common triggers are trees in the spring, grasses in the summer, and weeds in the fall!

Effective non-sedating medications are now available for children over the age of 2 without a prescription for treatment of seasonal allergies. These include loratadine (generic Claritin), Claritin, and Zyrtec. These medications can be given as needed for allergy symptoms. If you think your child has seasonal allergies and he or she is not responding to medication OR if you are not sure, please make an appointment in our office.

Many children do not require allergy testing if they respond to treatment with medication as needed.

For more information: See also Eye - Allergy