My 3 1/2 yr old is having allergies like CRAZY!

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Have him on Zyrtec every day and adding Benadryl at night. He's done the blood test (found nothing), but they haven't even suggested the grid test. We've made a trip to the ER last week for an extreme reaction. Anyone have any good natural allergy remedies or just advice. Poor baby is so miserable and I hate putting all these meds in his body.

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Cathryn - posted on 09/19/2010

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Oh yeah. You can get all of those things at your local natural food store! :)

Cathryn - posted on 09/19/2010

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I work for a nutritionist at a natural food store. The most important thing to do for allergies is to build the immune system. If your child has ever had antibiotics then you need to give him probiotics or acidophilus. What happens when you take antibiotics is that the good bacteria in the gut is killed along with the bad. This decreases the immune system. Probiotics put the good back in and thus increase the immune system. To get rid of the symptoms you can use nettle leaf which can be made into a tea or can be found in liquid capsules that you could put on your LO's food. Local honey does work, but it's natural sugar and sugar also decreases the immune system. Catch 22. Another option would be bee pollen. Echinacea and vitamin C are always good too and magnesium decreases inflammation. Hope that helps!

Diane - posted on 07/20/2010

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LOCAL honey worked for us, if it's a pollen related allergy it should work. My son is now 15 months, but was 11 months when I started treating him.



Also check your home for mold (they sell DIY test kits at hardware stores) & consider cleaning supplies, new carpeting, soap, shampoo, laundry supplies, etc.



Consider supplementing vitamin D3, transfer factor, & beta glucan--those all helped my son as well.

Anna - posted on 07/05/2010

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I heard of one lady getting rid of allergies with just colloidal silver drops in the eyes and through the sinuses.

I would try apis (homeopathic) for the swelling. Also bentonite clay would help with any toxin overload in the body.

If you want to find out what is causing it, I would get him to an electro dermal screening test. It can tell what foods or environmental toxins the body is reacting to.

EFT is also effective on allergies. My husband greatly reduced his seasonal allergies using it.

Zita - posted on 05/03/2010

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poor thing!! have u tried changing your detergent and cleaning stuff? with my kids it made a big difference

Sarah - posted on 02/11/2010

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His eyes don't really water...they swell...all the way shut sometimes. Its very strange. We have him on Veramyst and Singulair and some eye drops. Hoping to get allergy tests done soon, but they are only doing a blood test, not the grid because he's just 3.

Donna - posted on 02/11/2010

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What are your son's symptoms? Are his eyes watering because of allergies or is it watering because he constantly has post-nasal drip? Have you ever tried a salt bath? If you can find one of those nasal bottles (gentle mist) that you can fill with a solution of 1/2 tsp salt + 1 Cup of water and clean out his nasal area first. Then have him take an anti-inflammatory instead of antihistamines since they don't seem to be working and the doctors haven't found anything he may be allergic too. If may just be that his sinuses need to be calmed down and kept in control. I always get really bad allergies when I go from Winter to Spring when the grasses come out. I find that when I take an anti-inflammatory when I feel a big reaction coming and then wash my nasal passage at least once a day, I don't have to take any more medication than that. I hope that helps!



P.S. If you do decide to use the mist bottle remember to read the instructions for administering the mist. You don't spray it directly into the passageway but to the side of the nose and allow it to drip. There are also those nettle (?) pots that allow the saline solution to drip down. I've never used these before and I'm sure it will depend on how old your son is. You can also use cotton balls and just drip the solution right into the nose and suction it out or allow it to drip. If you allow it to drip, be sure to do it sparingly since the salt water will cause a tummy ache if done too frequently.

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