My 4 1/2 month old has horrible allergies. She's sneezy, congested, runny nose, red itchy watery eyes, and dry throat. I've done everything I can for her. I set up a humidifier, and got vapor bath soap to clear her nose, I clean her nose out every day several times a day. I put Vaseline on her nose because its getting irritated from all the wiping. She's suffering soooo badly. I'm taking her to the doctor Monday, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? And if anyone has heard of some sort of liquid allergy drops to give infants. Baby Claritan or something like that.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:37 AM on Jun. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Humidifiers can make allergies worse. Vapor bath can make allergies much worse. I am extremely allergic to that horrible stuff. Vaseline is a petroleum product that can cause allergies and petroleum is a known carcinogin.
You are doing just about everything wrong. It's a good thing you are taking your baby to the doctor. What you should be doing now is breastfeeding and no solids. Most baby and toddler allergies are from food allergies.
use "free" detergent to wash clothes and use extra rinse. Use no or minimal chemical products on or around the baby. Don't use Johnson's & Johnson's anything or anything with scent or petroleum. I have many chemical allergies and can use some Burt's Bees products and some Kiss My Face.
Answer by Gailll at 1:47 AM on Jun. 6, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:53 AM on Jun. 6, 2010
There are no OTC drugs for allergies for babies or toddlers. Since your baby has so many problems she should see an allergist. It can take a long time to get into see an allergist and insurance or Medicaid may not pay for testing or treatment.
Breastfeeding for as long as possible is the best thing for the child with allergies. With my oldest I had to relactate after he had his first asthma attack and was diagnosed with allergies.
Answer by Gailll at 1:55 AM on Jun. 6, 2010
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