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WTF. Allergies IMO

Anonymous
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My son is almost 3 and he gets pretty runny noses occasionally. Well this one has been going on for a good 2 weeks now and his doctor is on vacation and his nurse keeps saying it is just a virus and I told her that is poop and I really think it is seasonal allergies. He is having the exact same problem I am having and it is seasonal allergies. Only thing is he doesn't sneeze as often as he "should" for a child with allergies. I am thinking about just taking him to see an allergy specialist since his doctor and now the nurse seem to think that my child just gets a virus once a month that no one else manages to get.

Would you just go ahead and take your child to an allergy specialist or would you just assume the doctor knows best?

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM
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I always assume I know best. If my child was showing symptoms of allergies, I would hop over to CVS and buy some children's zyrtec. Seeing a specialist wouldn't even cross my mind.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM
It sounds like allergies to me. My dd's nose runs, but she doesn't sneeze a lot. If you don't need a referral for a specialist, take him to the allergist. The worst he can say is that you're wrong. You could always just give your ds some Claritin or zyrtec.
Tohru_Lynn89
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM
I'd try children's zyrtec instead of an allergy specialist too

Quoting almondpigeon: I always assume I know best. If my child was showing symptoms of allergies, I would hop over to CVS and buy some children's zyrtec. Seeing a specialist wouldn't even cross my mind.
vegaswife2011
by LMAO on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM

I need a referral to go to the allergy specialist. I'd try Zyrtec, works for our girls. Good luck mama. 

smorgan865
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM
I don't sneeze a lot for my allergies. Runny nose and itchy eyes for me.

I use Claritin, actually I use the Children's liquid (my midwife suggested it to me during my pregnancy, and I love it!). I can't remember if the dosage starts at age 2 or 4 though, so you'd have to check with your doctor.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

My insurance says I need a referral but I just call them and tell them how it is going to work because I am not going to shop around for a different pedi until I find one that is going to give me a referral. I butt heads with my insurance a lot. If I could afford to buy my own insurance I would but since I am using my employers insurance I don't get a choice in what kind of plan I get and it sucks butt. But I know how to get the insurance to work with me so it is good.

I was thinking about just giving him the allergy meds but what if I am wrong and it is something else then I am giving him drugs for no reason.. Maybe just give it to him for a few weeks and if they symptoms persist stop giving it to him?

Quoting Anonymous: It sounds like allergies to me. My dd's nose runs, but she doesn't sneeze a lot. If you don't need a referral for a specialist, take him to the allergist. The worst he can say is that you're wrong. You could always just give your ds some Claritin or zyrtec.


B1Bomber
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM

DS has moderate seasonal allergies and children's zyrtec helps a lot.

summerlove3677
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Sounds like allergies to me too. Have you tired OTC meds before you rush off to a doc?
mrsmoonbeam
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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Sounds like you need a new pedi anyway they should be able to figure out its allergys. claritan and Zyrtec wont hurt him. havve you tried useing saline nose spray? It works good on clearing the stuffy noses i

Quoting Anonymous:

My insurance says I need a referral but I just call them and tell them how it is going to work because I am not going to shop around for a different pedi until I find one that is going to give me a referral. I butt heads with my insurance a lot. If I could afford to buy my own insurance I would but since I am using my employers insurance I don't get a choice in what kind of plan I get and it sucks butt. But I know how to get the insurance to work with me so it is good.

I was thinking about just giving him the allergy meds but what if I am wrong and it is something else then I am giving him drugs for no reason.. Maybe just give it to him for a few weeks and if they symptoms persist stop giving it to him?

Quoting Anonymous: It sounds like allergies to me. My dd's nose runs, but she doesn't sneeze a lot. If you don't need a referral for a specialist, take him to the allergist. The worst he can say is that you're wrong. You could always just give your ds some Claritin or zyrtec.

Jalestra
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM

My son doesn't hardly sneeze, but he gets this awfuly runny nose and our doc said it's seasonal allergies (which I knew, but we were in for a checkup and kiddo was sniffling, so I thought I'd mention it). I never assume a doctor knows best. They're as human as I am. I listen and take what they are saying into account, but if I think they're wrong I'll go get a second opinion or ignore them. Some doctors are just lazy and some are tired and some are trying to fill out a checklist and aren't looking at the child. 

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