What can you give 10month olds for allergies basically a runny nose that he has had for a week?

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Samantha - posted on 08/26/2009

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I recommend you give the child nothing. Yes, children CAN have allergic reactions from the time of birth, there are children who are even allergic to disposable diapers and have to use cloth instead. But the point is, how do you know what your child has is an allergy for sure? You don't and if you medicate a 10 month old baby with out knowing what the baby has for sure, you can really cause an allergic reaction to the medication, even if its over the counter. Talk to your pediatrician ASAP and let the doctor decide what the baby needs.

Krista - posted on 08/26/2009

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At 10 months, your child is still teething. A runny nose is a symptom of that. If your child hasn't been diagnosed with an allergy then you, as a person NOT in the medical field, is not knowledgeable enough to say that it IS an allergy.
I am firm on the whole kids under 6 should not receive medications like cough, cold and allergy unless directly instructed by a physician.

User - posted on 08/26/2009

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I would worry about taking any recomendations off of the web, We don't have the training. As Amanda-Lynn said, how do you know it is an allergy? I would take small and Cute to the doctors just to check that it isn't a chest infection or such like first! They can then advise you from there. Hope little one feels better soon though xxx

Jennifer - posted on 08/26/2009

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Nothing. Children don't develop allergies until they are over a year old. If your child has a runny nose, it is caused by something else....teething or possibly a viral infection. I just went through the same thing with my boys (7 mos.) and we just basically had to wait it out. We used saline nasal drops to help break up the congestion when it got really bad and ran a cool mist vaporizer in the bedroom at night to help them sleep. It lasted just about three weeks, and then all better.

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REE - posted on 05/14/2014

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I think all of the moms on here who have been bashing on other moms need to grow up!! obviously they needed help or advice from someone who cared enough to help them in the right direction!!! That's there prerogative if they want to help their child get better!! Once again you are not a doctor yourself so why be a hypocrite? I think that my 10 month old has allergies... in fact I know she has allergies, are you gonna tell me it would be wrong to give her allergy meds!? I know she does because her daddy and I both have them. Who are you? Not a DOCTOR, that's for sure.
I know this was from so long ago, but I looking up home remedies for allergies in little babies, then I come across this bs. They wasn't actually saying they were going to get meds and give them to their child, like i said they just wanted pointers. Goes to show how people are not days!! Geez people listen instead of being so quick to jump on some one for asking questions. As I grew up I was taught that asking questions was not a crime, nor dumb!! ANY KINDA OF QUESTION AT THAT!!! So the next time you wanna run your mouth about something you don't even know nothing about think about this...What would or how would you react if someone told you that you was going about something all wrong when it came to your own child!! yeah i want you to use that brain and think about that one!!! Later I'm done wasting my time on this internet bs!!!

Kristie - posted on 07/06/2012

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My youngest will be 5 in a few weeks and she has allergies. Been on Zyrtec, childrens liquid for almost 2 years. OUr family doctor looked at her said that's allergies(this was almost 2 years ago at her regular checkup) and prescribed her medicine. There was no test, all she get is real bad runny nose. I give my 4 year cough medicine when she really needs it. I am not going to let her suffer and have to listen to her all day. SOME people

Deanna - posted on 07/06/2012

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This is funny! I know this thread was from a few years ago. Who do think you are? are you dr? moms who think they know everything make me laugh. This person came on here concerned about her child and a "know it all" chimes in. My son had allergy's at 8 months old. He had red droopy eyes and a runny nose. I have seasonal allergy's so I know what they are like! my ped and I decided that that was the problem. He is 4 now and still has seasonal allergy's. He gets really a really itchy throat and watery eyes. He is the only one of my 3 kids that have them. So YES you can have allergy's before a year!

Amanda - posted on 08/26/2009

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Quoting Sheryl:



Quoting Jennifer:








Quoting Sheryl:

Another person who believes children don't have allergies til after 1! So silly, my son was allergic to milk-based formula in the hospital.. The "nurses" in the hosp instantly switched him to SOY, but his doctor switched him to non-milk based.. You can not tell me that 100% of children under the age of 1 year don't have allergies, there's always the off chance someone does. ;)








I apologize, I should have stated that children tend to not develop environmental allergies until after the age of one year, as they have to be exposed to it for some time to become allergic.  Allergies to foods can develop much earlier, as foods are ingested.  Sorry that I wasn't more specific on that one, but I assumed we were just speaking of environmental allergies, as a runny nose was all that was mentioned.  ;)








 












Mountain cedar is real bad in my area and I had an allergic reaction real bad to it while I was pregnant with my daughter. So in aspect, she was "exposed" to it while still in the womb. We had cedar trees right outside our apartment and her doctor said that was probably the case with her, a small chance, & try the zyrtec which worked. Using the nasal aspirator on her did not get everything out, and it was not in her lungs, so the doc finally said "it could be allergies". Doesn't take a genius. But thank you so much for your "genius" clarification.









 





You are right it doesnt take a genius but it DOES take a test to confirm there is an allergy.



Mothers, and doctors should not just guess the solution to a possible medical problem. If my family doctor just guessed at what the cause to my childs constant runny nose was I would fire him.



I am a victum to doctors guessing "childhood illiness". As an infant to age 6 I had a constant runny nose, the doctor first told my mother,



"Oh shes just one of those children who always have a cold."



When that answer would no longer please my mother, he then stated



"She must have enviromental allergies".



It wasnt until my mother demand the doctor stop trying to guess what my issue was, did my family find out by tests and a simple xray, that I was born with a birth defect of a bone blocking the right side of my nose. What could of been a simple operation as an infant became 3 horribly painful operations through out my childhood, just because a doctor kept guessing.



Of course in no way am I saying that is what is wrong with this child, but instead of masking things with guesses and medication, find out the truth. As I said before the runny nose is prob just teething, and yes it could possibly be allergies but without a test to confrim that do not give an infant medication for something they may not even suffer from.

Sheryl - posted on 08/26/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:






Quoting Sheryl:

Another person who believes children don't have allergies til after 1! So silly, my son was allergic to milk-based formula in the hospital.. The "nurses" in the hosp instantly switched him to SOY, but his doctor switched him to non-milk based.. You can not tell me that 100% of children under the age of 1 year don't have allergies, there's always the off chance someone does. ;)






I apologize, I should have stated that children tend to not develop environmental allergies until after the age of one year, as they have to be exposed to it for some time to become allergic.  Allergies to foods can develop much earlier, as foods are ingested.  Sorry that I wasn't more specific on that one, but I assumed we were just speaking of environmental allergies, as a runny nose was all that was mentioned.  ;)






 









Mountain cedar is real bad in my area and I had an allergic reaction real bad to it while I was pregnant with my daughter. So in aspect, she was "exposed" to it while still in the womb. We had cedar trees right outside our apartment and her doctor said that was probably the case with her, a small chance, & try the zyrtec which worked. Using the nasal aspirator on her did not get everything out, and it was not in her lungs, so the doc finally said "it could be allergies". Doesn't take a genius. But thank you so much for your "genius" clarification.





 

Jennifer - posted on 08/26/2009

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Quoting Sheryl:

Another person who believes children don't have allergies til after 1! So silly, my son was allergic to milk-based formula in the hospital.. The "nurses" in the hosp instantly switched him to SOY, but his doctor switched him to non-milk based.. You can not tell me that 100% of children under the age of 1 year don't have allergies, there's always the off chance someone does. ;)



I apologize, I should have stated that children tend to not develop environmental allergies until after the age of one year, as they have to be exposed to it for some time to become allergic.  Allergies to foods can develop much earlier, as foods are ingested.  Sorry that I wasn't more specific on that one, but I assumed we were just speaking of environmental allergies, as a runny nose was all that was mentioned.  ;)



 





 

Sheryl - posted on 08/26/2009

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Another person who believes children don't have allergies til after 1! So silly, my son was allergic to milk-based formula in the hospital.. The "nurses" in the hosp instantly switched him to SOY, but his doctor switched him to non-milk based.. You can not tell me that 100% of children under the age of 1 year don't have allergies, there's always the off chance someone does. ;)

Candice - posted on 08/26/2009

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if the only symptom is a runny nose, no fever, no cough, no behaviour changes, no eating changes, no nothing but a runny nose, it's true, it could be teething, could be allergies, could be a minor cold, could be fighting off something. but if there's no other symptoms that are cause for concern, i doubt your doctor will do much.



my daughter gets a runny nose now and then with no other symptoms. benadryl allergy is just an antihistamine. dries her up. i dont' do anything for her during the day except suck out her nose with a nasal bulb, or use a nasal spray that's just plain saline, but if it's disrupting her sleep, try the benadryl.

Sheryl - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter has had allergies since she was a few wks old, her doctor told us that newborns/infants do not get allergies.. But after he saw her for 2 mth & 4 mth, he reccommended zyrtec for kids, but only 1/4 of the dosage. We used CVS brand of "zyrtec" & it worked wonderfully. She was getting teeth at 6 months, no runny nose for that, just slight fever.. So if you have to go with a rec from the web, you can try the zyrtec.. It's liquid for kids & it really works.

Jennifer - posted on 08/26/2009

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go to the chemist and tell them your child has a runny nose proberly due to hayfever. they will give you polaramine or fenurgan. both will make your child drowsy though. let them know how old your child is and they will tell you the correct dosage

Michelle - posted on 08/26/2009

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You pretty much have to wait it out. As Amanda asked, are you sure it's allergies. My daughter sometimes get a runny nose from her teeth.

Amanda - posted on 08/26/2009

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Nothing! How do you know its allergies? Running nose can be many things, from a cold, to teething.

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