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I was reading a question on here about kids and allergies and school here in the answers section. Someone said,"That's what they make allergy meds for" (I wanna call Chuck Norris and have him punch her in the nose for that!)
My son has seasonal allergies and seasonal asthma BAD!!! He's on multiple meds for it and has missed numerous days of school from it.
I just wanna cry. This poor kid gets soooooooooo miserable from them.
He's on asthmanax twisthaler(inhaler), Nasonex(nasal spray), astropro(nasal spray), pro-air(inhaler) and Loratadine. <~~He was on Zyrtec, but it's soooo expensive!
Does anyone else here have a tween or a kid that's gets allergies this bad? I feel so alone in handling this. His dad refuses to give him any meds when he visits until recently when I threatened to sick my lawyer on him.
Someone told me about a "nasal cleanser"(thank you btw! can you give me more info on that?)
Answer by preacherskid at 1:12 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by kjrn79 at 12:21 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by Starfire73 at 12:24 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
http://www.neti-pot.com/ A neti pot is a good cleanser for the sinuses. I have allergies almost that bad during peak times, and have had them recommended, I just haven't gotten one. Right now I use a saline spray, zyrtec, and a nasonex if the allergies get really bad. I should be on prescriptions similar to your son's, but I have no insurance. The generic zyrtec is what we get; it's the equate brand at Walmart- less expensive and just as effective.Â DH also has allergies like that; he uses a nebulizer, and inhaler, the zyrtec, and is currently on prednisone and an antibiotic for his third lung infection this year.Â After he gets over this infection, he is going back to the doctor to discuss stronger treatments; in the mornings he sounds like he has emphysema.Â You're not alone!Â
Answer by preacherskid at 12:26 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by preacherskid at 12:28 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by KEHMom at 12:28 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by ItsMe89 at 12:37 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by Starfire73 at 12:39 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by Starfire73 at 12:40 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
This is Walmart's results for air purifiers. I would recommend a purifier with the HEPA if you can afford it. Walmart also has a Filtrete filter made specifically to reduce allergens; I don't know exactly how well it works but it's something to try.
Answer by preacherskid at 1:17 PM on Apr. 12, 2010