Cetirizine treatment of allergic cough in children with pollen allergy

G. Ciprandi, M. Tosca, V. Ricca, G. Passalacqua, L. Fregonese, L. Fasce, G. W. Canonica

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Cetirizine, an antihistamine widely used in the treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, also has antiallergic activity. The present study aimed to evaluate cetirizine as a treatment for children with allergic cough due to pollen allergy. This was a parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study. Twenty children with pollinosis were enrolled: they were subdivided into two groups receiving a 1-month treatment during the pollen season. The following variables were monitored: 1) clinical symptoms and respiratory data (spirometry and PEF) evaluated at baseline and at the end of the study by allergists and by a daily diary card, and 2) pollen count. This study shows that cetirizine treatment reduces cough intensity (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-754
Number of pages3
JournalAllergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Allergic cough
  • Antihistamines
  • Cetirizine
  • Pollen allergy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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