Children With Allergies


Seasonal allergies, also called Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever) is a common problem for children and young adults. Allergic Rhinitis is typically caused by an immune system response to pollen from things like molds, flowers, trees, grasses, or other plants.


Treatment for allergies in children

  • Allergy avoidance if possible
  • Nasal rinses
  • Showering or bathing after playing outside
  • Antihistamines like cetirizine (zyrtec)
  • Steroid nasal spray
  • Prescription treatment

Children with allergies might have a runny nose, itchy nose, watery or itchy eyes, itchy throat, etc. There are a variety of treatment options for your child’s allergies, which might include nasal rinses, over-the-counter medicine, or prescriptions from your child’s health care provider.


If you think your child has allergies, typically an appointment with a qualified healthcare professional is a good idea as it can be tricky to tell the difference between allergies, colds, or other medical problems.  Also, it is somewhat unusual for allergies to manifest before the age of 2 years of age.  At Pacific Crest Children's Urgent Care, our pediatric experts can help ease your child's allergy symptoms.  Why not call, walk-in or schedule today