My son has seasonal allergies. What can naturally alleviate his itchy eyes and runny nose?

Oda - posted on 05/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Any suggestions on how I can help my son's allergies?

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Kay - posted on 03/28/2014

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Investigate Vernal Allergic Conjunctivitis. It is more common among boys than girls. I know a lot about it as I spent years arguing with my doctor about my sons eyes. It was stressful for me and debilitating for him! He is now 14 and after suffering for approx 12 years seems to have grown out of it. (Touch wood)

These things will help-

-oral antihistamines daily (clarentyne is non drowsy)
-Zaditen eyes drops on mild days (no prescription required)
-steroid eye drops for bad days ( this is where your fight comes in with regular GPs doctors! Most state "one eye bacterial, two allergy". No!!! This is wrong! You CAN have only one eye at a time affected and also sometimes both eyes. They will also say discharge means bacterial infection. No!! Vernal Allergic Conjunctivitis has a white string like discharge. You will know it when you see it. Fight for the drops for your sons comfort)
-cold compresses -(we used to wet a face washer/flannel and wrap a ice pack inside it. My sons used these daily for years!)
-if there is white stringy discharge you can clean the eye with soft muslin and saline solution.

I would like someone not to have to go through what we went through so if I can help in any way please email me kaylambert@hotmail.com

I wish you all the best.

Kay

Sara - posted on 06/10/2012

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for a runny nose i would suggest using a spray called little noses.. you can get it from the cold and flu children's section of any pharmacy or walmart or somewhere.. just squirt a couple drops up in the nose.. let all the runny gross stuff come out.. and then in a few mins everything will be cleared out.. I have used this stuff on my now, 3 yr old since she was only a few months old and it works wonders.. I sometimes use claritin if everything I try does not help.. here is a website I just found that has some great tips for seasonal allergies... I used to try cold washcloths over my eyes for a few minutes and it helped me a whole lot.
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/...

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