He has only been ill for 24 hours - should he also take zicam? Or will the meds he is already taking do the same thing the zicam would do?
23 Nov 2009
Hi there! My 4 yr old was recently prescribed to Loratadine as well (which is just the generic name for Claritin) She has responded very well to the Loratadine but like most meds it takes a couple of days to work through their system. In the meantime, yes, Zicam is ok (I used the gel nasal swaps) because the active ingredient in Zicam is Zinc, which is just a vitamin. So..as long as your son doesn't have any allergic reactions to Zinc (which I doubt he does) then yes, the 2 are fine together! Hope this helps!
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Nasal Congestion - I started Chantix three days ago and have had a runny nose and hay fever symptoms
... since I started taking it. I noticed this morning that my nose was clear and I had no symptoms until about 45 minutes after I took the Chantix. ...
1 answer • 3 Dec 2009
I had my 2 year old son to the doctors 2 days ago for flu like symptoms... I told his doctor that he had been running a fever off and on for a couple ...
4 answers • 4 Jan 2013
... checker and there are none. I have a lot of nasel congestion, but I'm a little scared to take it. I'm scared it will make my heart ...
3 answers • 1 Jan 2014
About 3 weeks of cold/flu symptoms treated only with DayQuil and Afrin. Mostly nasal and some coughing. After the third week it got little better and ...
1 answer • 3 Jan 2015