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Why does my son's allergies flare up only at night?

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Asked by momluja at 11:41 AM on Jul. 4, 2010 in Health

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  • Maybe it's the pillow or bed linen that is causing his allergies to flare up.

    Answer by Red54 at 11:43 AM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • Dust in his room or is there possibly some mold he is close to like a bathroom? I'm not saying your house needs cleaning but carpet, blinds and drapes can collect dust. If you have a carpeted room, it can be really hard to get the dust vacuumed out from under there really well.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 11:45 AM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • He has a special pillow case and sheets for allergies. And he takes claritin, and has an air cleaner.

    Comment by momluja (original poster) at 11:45 AM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • If he takes his meds in the morning, then they could be wearing off by night time. Ki had really bad allergies and had to take claritin every morning and benadryl every night or she couldn't sleep due to the snots, runny eyes, coughing, all that crap. We had the air cleaner and special blankets, sheets and pillows too. It was what both her doctors recommended we do.
    Maybe talk to his doctor about changing the meds he's on?

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 11:50 AM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • It may not be just allergies. We raised my sons bed at an angle, kept a humidifier going at night, and realized it was more than allergies. It could be his tonsils, adnoids, acid reflux....the list is endless. Try not eating past six thirty to assist digestion better in case it is acid relux or GI issues causing the symptoms. Then look at diet. For us milk andbother thick mucus like consistancies are not his friend. Not an allergy but they make things thicker in the congetion. An ENT, a GI doc, and an allwrgist may sound like a lot - but sometimes you slowly start to do re outs so that by next year at this time your child can sleep and brathe easily.

    Answer by frogdawg at 11:52 AM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • you might want to switch from clariton to zyrtec. Clariton has never worked from us. What I've always been told, is that if allergies are strongest at night, take the zyrtec in the am, and vice versa. It's pretty common for someone with allergies to be more affected either at night or when they first wake up. Mine are worse in the am. My sons is worse at night

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:08 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • It could be asthma. That gets worst at night.

    Answer by ashlee31627 at 8:00 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

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