This group includes drugs that are designed to eliminate the effects of allergic reactions of the body. I am an absolute non-allergic person, so before the appearance of a child in my life, I never encountered them.
For some reason, it is believed that the obligatory trait of every child is an allergy to something. The right children are simply obliged to become covered with a rash even at the sight of citrus fruits and strawberries. Therefore, even during pregnancy, when I got a first-aid kit for a child, I acquired Fenistil – gel and drops (172 p. / 46 UAH for each preparation).
This drug is intended rather to eliminate the effects of food, contact allergies and skin reactions. In the summer, I used gel patches of mosquito bites, but, to be honest, I didn’t notice any special effect.
Once the daughter burned the legs with nettles, after using the gel, the redness and itching were gone after 20 minutes. When the children of my friends had chicken pox, they gave Fenistil drops to reduce itching. They say that they helped a lot of drops.
The active substance in it is different, but the purpose is the same – to reduce itching and redness on the skin. The previous summer we had not just mosquitoes, but mosquitoes-horses, on the spot from the bite of which a lump-bruise had formed, which was very sick and often accompanied by edema.
I didn’t notice the radical effect either, but I still liked Psilo-balm more than Fenistil, and it costs a little less (150 p./40 UAH).
Last summer, I bought Dermadrin cream with a similar composition, however, its cost is almost 2 times less than that of Psilo-Balsam ($ 97/26 UAH). However, according to my observations, the reaction in children is very individual. Some kids in our company more suitable Fenistil, for example.
When her daughter was sick with bronchitis and took antibiotics, the doctor prescribed Claritin (157 p. / 42 UAH) in order to rule out the possibility of an allergic reaction to them. It is produced in the form of a syrup with a pleasant taste.
It is said that Claritin helps those who are painfully responsive to flowering. For example, my friend’s daughter’s eyes begin to water and flow from her nose as soon as lindens begin to bloom. They are saved only Claritin.
Lorfast, Loratadine, Eden, Lorizan
All these drugs have one active ingredient – loratadine, but different cost and form of release (tablets, capsules, syrups). The cheapest is Loratadine ($ 40/10 UAH). However, when buying, do not forget to check the amount of active ingredient (in mg) in one portion.
Usually these drugs are prescribed just in case when taking antibiotics (for example, I took Eden when I treated sinusitis). They also quite well eliminate allergic rhinitis and skin allergies (for cosmetics, for example).
Loratadine-based drugs are forbidden to take to children under 2 years old, at the age of 2-12 years half a tablet is enough, and after 12 years – the 1st tablet (10 mg) per day.
Of course, antihistamines, like any other must appoint a doctor. However, if you know that a certain medicine helps you, and you are suddenly covered with red spots from the new cream, you can eliminate the consequences by means of the above-mentioned drugs.
The main thing – carefully read the instructions, follow and do not exceed the dosage. Be healthy!