I have an 8 year old that I took to the allergist,and they did the skin testing,and then they had to give him 3 injections ,and he is so little he cried really bad.he didnt want to go,but he is always stuffed up,cough.they found out is is allergic to every kind of grass,dust,mites,cats,dogs,all kinds of foods.they gave him a lot of medicine,but they wan't to start the shots every week,and he is begging me not to do that to him.what would you do?Answer Question
Answer by mamaada at 2:09 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
You know what he is allergic to. I would explain what the shots are for and if he still doesn't want them then don't make him. He can get them done when he is older.
Is he on something like Claritin D for the nasal congestion? It is a decongestant and antihistamine.
I had the skin tests done as an adult and was severely allergic to dust mites. They didn't give me anything afterwards and within 6 hrs I had a migraine soo bad I couldn't stand up and was in bed for 2 days. I have not done the desensitizing shots.
They are going to inject him with low doses of each of the things he is allergic to weekly for 12 weeks then the shots continue for a little while longer.
Depending on where you live a humidifier used at night and saline spray every day will help. There are also natural nasal sprays by Similasan. http://www.similasanusa.com/products-sinus-relief.cfm
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