I think my little girl has allergies to the likes of dust etc. Any suggestions on remedies?

Lauren - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Tillie is showing signs of allergies - i think to dust etc. I cant put my finger on it and the immunologist wont test her because she's too young. I have tried Panadol, vicks on the chest and humidifyier to relieve the symptoms. Has anyone else had these problems - or any other suggestions that may help?

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Lauren - posted on 08/06/2009

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Thanks everyone. I have an appointment with an allergist next week! Hooray! On a different note have spent two night in hospital due to a UTI. So they refferred us on! Thank-you for your help once again :)

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If you're interested I can send you a report from a nutritional medicine specialist on allergies. There are ways to deal with allergies nutritionally so that you don't have to use drugs.

McKenzie - posted on 08/04/2009

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My pedi told me she thought Bella had allergies at 18 months and she told me to buy OTC Claritin for kids and give her that. She told me dosage for Bella, maybe you should talk to you pedi about something along those lines.

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Hi Lauren,
My 4 year old is allergic to dustmites. Went to the ENT... due to nose bleeds, humidifier and air purifier just not helping enough. ENT suggested no stuffed animals, which is impossible... I limited two. Change sheets weekly and I found these protective coverings at walmart on the pillow aisle. They cover the mattress and pillows... they are wonderful and we have only had one nosebleed in about 6 months. Good Luck!

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Instead of an immunologist, have you tried a pediatric allergist? They specialize in the little ones. I would not recommend giving a portion of OTCs unless it is recommended by your physician. My daughter was on Zyrtec at a very young age, and it had to be prescribed as a liquid, dispensed by a pharmacist because she was so young.

Seek a pediatric allergist. They can draw blood and test the blood to see what exactly is triggering her reaction and can then appropriately prescribe treatment.

Lauren - posted on 08/03/2009

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Thanks for that! I saw there was childrens claritine but the age was from 2yrs so I was reluctant to use it. However it may be the trick! My appointment is on the 17 aug so I too will be grilling! Thanks again. P>S> I also elevate her mattress so she doesnt lie flat - makes for a more comfortable sleep

Carianne - posted on 08/03/2009

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A friend of mine used 1/3 of the children's dose of OTC Claritin. Her son was 3 months when her Ped rec it. She said it worked like a charm (he's 2 1/2 years old now and still takes it).



I believe my son has allergies as well. He gets extremely congested and coughs most of the night if we spend much time outside during the day. It's happened since he was just a couple of weeks old. His 4 month appt is tomorrow so I'm going to grill his Ped for some answers :-). Let me know if you find anything that works!

Lauren - posted on 08/02/2009

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Yeah no offence taken. it's happening whenever she stays at my in laws house! So I really am stuck because i dont want to offend her house cleanliness, so at the moment until the allergy tests are done - no overnighters! Thanks anyway

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I'm not at all trying to insult your house cleaning, but have you tried hypoallergenic cleaners to try to keep the dust down. Does your vacuum have a Hepa filter? Have you tried switching the filters in your air conditioner to the ones that are supposed to reduce dust and allergens? I haven't needed any medicines for my little one so I can't help you there.

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