18 months old have runny nose all this year.

Tess - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Is is allergy? We are giving him antibiotic and zyrtec per doctor order but it is not helping. Please help.

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Khadijah - posted on 09/10/2009

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also make sure the filters in your house are changed as scheduled. I started noticing my girls would sneeze everytime the vents (air or heat) would blow. A co-worker had a similar problem with her daughter except her daughter would sneeze and had a runny nose. Once we changed the filters in the return vents they were ok.

Also, there may be something your LO is allergic to that you may not be aware of. A Ear/Nose/Throat doctor or Allergy speciallist could help you determine this.

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take him to a specialist - an allergist or an Ear Nose & Throat doctor. He shouldn't be on antibiotics all of the time. that is not a good idea at all. that is why we have all of these "superbugs" and antibiotics don't work any more, they are over-prescribed. definitely need a second or third opinion!

Sharon - posted on 09/09/2009

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I agree with Donnetta. Ear Nose and Throat, get a referral from your pedi. Always get a second opionion when you know there's something wrong and nothing will fix it!!!! Good Luck.

Morgan - posted on 09/09/2009

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I would agree that it is allergies. Do you have pets in the home? If so try to get your childs room clean of all animal dander (wash sheets vaccum dust etc.) then do not allow pet in childs room sometimes this helps if you cant find someone else to take the pet.

Ruth - posted on 09/08/2009

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He definitely has allergies. Sometimes, a pediatrician will keep giving them meds until they are comfortable. It probably is best to take him to ENT or an allergist specialist.

Donnetta - posted on 09/07/2009

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Take him to an ENT....Ear, Nose and Throat dr. No sense in loading your baby up with drugs that don't work! :)

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