Preparing for Your Visit

You will meet with multiple specialists, so please prepare your child for a lengthier visit. We recommend bringing some form of entertainment for your child.

We ask that all patients hold any antihistamines for five days prior to the visit. This includes Benadryl (Diphenhydramine), Atarax (Hydroxyzine), Claritin (Loratidine), Zyrtec (Cetirizine), and Allegra (Fexofenadine). All other medications including nasal sprays, inhalers, and acid reducing medications may be continued.

If you have been seen by an allergist or gastroenterologist outside of Children's National, please bring all test and/or endoscopy results with you to the appointment. 

Learn more about how to prepare for your visit.

Children's National in Your Neighborhood

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Did you know Children’s National has more than 50 locations throughout the region? Find one that’s convenient for your family.

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