allergies

Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is 1 and has alleries. Like a runny nose, cough and congestion. No fever, so I'm told it is allergies. Well there isn't much I can find that you can do for allergies for a child under 2. I keep using the suction bulb (aspirator) to suck out the junk and using a cool mist humidiifer. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Kathy - posted on 03/22/2010

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saline drops help rinse the allergens from the nose as well as reducing swelling of sinus membranes.

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Tyree - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son is 18mths and has allergies as well, his dr has him on a form of zyritec that he takes everyday. He sees a pulmonologist because he also has severe asthma, and once he turns 2 they plan to do an extensive allergy test to see what all he is allergic to. You may need to talk with someone that specializes in allergies to get him the help and meds that he needs, my sond dr recommneded a dr for him

Renee - posted on 03/22/2010

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Find an Allergiest they will test him for allergy's and get him started on allergy shots or meds ( If they think he needs them) My daughter has been taking allergy shots in combination with her meds now for 1 Year and she always had bad allergy's I just wish I would have taken her in sooner. they have made such a huge differnce in her quality of life.

Laura - posted on 03/22/2010

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I have a one year old who also has been told she has allergies, for a while her doctor told us to give her allergy meds, just a smaller dose. Then she kept getting colds and then allergy season was over and she was still getting colds(meaning cough, runny nose, and congestion) When we went in for her 15 month appt the doctor told her that babies usually get 7-10 colds a year and once she is getting colds in June and July, then we need to talk more about allergies. We do have a Air Cleaner, which we got from Sears, and we turn that on at night and I think it helps. We also used to use saline drops with salt and water and we realized that her cough would get worse because it dried her up to much so we stopped giving her those. So hopefully this helps a little. Good luck and let me know if you figure anything else out either. It's just frustrating that we just can't fix it for them!

Sonya - posted on 03/22/2010

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We have terrible adult allergies. No carpet, inspected for mold, run a hepa filter, put pillows and mattresses in plastic cases and elimiation diets for food allergies. We have an electric aspirator and nasel drops for the baby, who so far is in better shape that his parents.

Bridgette - posted on 03/22/2010

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Find an Allergy and Asthma Clinic. They will treat him no matter how old. Good luck!!!

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