Sedating kids on planes
Purpose This page provides an explanation of how airplanes fly in simple terms, and is meant as a brief introduction to the topic.
No attempt will be made to discuss all of the real-life factors involved in flight or the mathematical formulas needed to compute the results of these factors on an airplane in flight.
Symptomatic measures, such as increasing fluids, making sure children get enough rest and reducing the spread of the virus (including regular hand washing) should be practiced.
For children requiring antihistamines for allergies, a non-sedating antihistamine such as loratadine or cetirizine is preferred.
We consider this to be the most complete, accurate and authoritative source, and we urge students to continue their study of this topic by reviewing those materials that are right for their age and education.
Sedating antihistamines have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, the ability to bind to non-histamine receptors and have less selectivity for peripheral or central H1-receptors.
The most common adverse effects with sedating antihistamines are sedation, dizziness and incoordination.
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