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Dealing with child allergies

Posted by on May. 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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How do you deal with your kids allergies? My poor little DS is MISERABLE and I'm doing everything I can to help him and it still isn't enough! Here's what I'm doing-
1. Zyrtec- 1/2Tsp 2x per day
2. Nasonex 2x per day
3. Zatador eye drops 2 x per day
4. Singular 1x per day
5. Benedryl 1tsp 1x per day
6. Shower before bed
7. Wash bedding every other day
8. Air purifier in room on high with door closed
9. Central air is on and house is closed.

He's 3 and miserable. I've never seen someone's eyes so swollen before. Plus he's getting strange body rashes now. And he's not sleeping well. Has "shiners" from rubbing his eyes. He's waking saying "it hurts" and he can't tell me what it is that hurts. Any more ideas?
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Garnet_Iris11
by Member on May. 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Has his pedi told you to give him all of those medications? I only ask because I hate pumping DD woth hers every day. Any animals in the home? My DD is on generic Zyrtec and Benadryl at night with her cool mist humidifier. Every time she finishes a bottle I don't refill for a day or two to see if whatever is bothering has stopped.
stargaze281
by Member on May. 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM
my ds is 2 and he is miserable from allergies. HE has puffy eyes, rash on his face from rubbing his runny nose, sneezing! It sucks.
anotherandree
by Inga on May. 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I know that, for my, Claritin doesn't work, but Zyrtec does the trick so you might want to try a different medication.  But I have to agree with the first responder, that is A LOT of meds and I would definitatly check with a pediatrician.

Jadnorton
by Member on May. 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Has he been allergy tested? Are you sure he is not allergic to some of the meds??? My son is allergic to corn which means half of the meds you listed - he is allergic to.
Spoiled_Blonde
by Member on May. 20, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Holy medications! To me that looks like a ton of medicine, way to much for a 3 y/o! My DD is 9 and she takes one generic zyrtec a day and occasionally does the zatador eye drops. We had her tested (Not for food allergies) for what she's allergic to and she is allergic to everything except weeds. =( She's really allergic to grass pollen..

gen62
by on May. 20, 2013 at 2:21 AM

My sister gives her kids bee pollen tablets. At least that is what i thought she said. She is into using only natural ingredients in her make up, lotions, skin care products,etc. Basically everything she uses. Even household cleaning.

Saharra
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2013 at 3:26 AM
Yes, he was tested by an allergist (which was awful on its own!), and I HATE pumping him with all the meds! He is allergic to tree pollen and grass (and he swelled up higher then quarter size). Both of which are in full swing right now.
No pets in the home AT ALL, because my other son is seriously allergic to pets, but not trees or grass.
And if we play outside at all, his face swells so bad he can hardly see, even with all the meds :( And I have to be outside a lot because we are caretakers at a campground with horses and I need to be outside 2x per day to feed and care for them. I've started calling a neighbor over so he can be inside while I run down to feed them. I sneak in the basement so I can shower and change before I see him, but how can I possibly not let him play outside?
I'm at a loss right now. During the winter he is off all meds and we are out every day (though I hate the snow and cold!).


Quoting Garnet_Iris11:

Has his pedi told you to give him all of those medications? I only ask because I hate pumping DD woth hers every day. Any animals in the home? My DD is on generic Zyrtec and Benadryl at night with her cool mist humidifier. Every time she finishes a bottle I don't refill for a day or two to see if whatever is bothering has stopped.

Saharra
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2013 at 3:29 AM
I have heard of doing localized honey, but never bee pollen tabs.... I don't think I could even get him to swallow the tabs. He hates the honey.... Says its too sweet : /


Quoting gen62:

My sister gives her kids bee pollen tablets. At least that is what i thought she said. She is into using only natural ingredients in her make up, lotions, skin care products,etc. Basically everything she uses. Even household cleaning.


frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on May. 20, 2013 at 3:51 AM

Local raw honey can be diluted into a mug of warm herbal tea if straight honey is too sweet for him.  Also depending on your area there are different honeys some of which are less sweet.   I also like honey on toast and that does not kill the good parts of the honey.  Obviously those meds are not helping and could be counteractng each other.

MzShorty787
by on May. 20, 2013 at 3:52 AM
Wow poor thing maybe u should go see an allergy specialist
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