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Natural Allergy Relief?

My 4 year old son seems to suffer from allergies with runny nose, puffy eyes, dry cough during the night and I don't want to keep giving him Benadryl or frozen Pedia-Pops to make him feel better. Does anyone have a child with allergies and gives something natural for relief?

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Anonymous Michelle said ... (1:09 AM) 

Maybe you could try running an air purifier in his room at night? One with really good filters for allergens? Just make sure it doesn't blow directly on him! :)

 

Anonymous Michelle said ... (1:11 AM) 

Maybe you could try running an air purifier in his room at night? One with really good filters for allergens? Just make sure it doesn't blow directly on him! :)

 

Blogger Julia said ... (8:36 AM) 

Thanks, Michelle. That sounds like a good idea for nighttime abut would that take care of his allergies during the day too?

 

Anonymous Michelle said ... (1:11 PM) 

I don't know, but it might help. I'll try to find some more info.

 

Anonymous Michelle said ... (10:45 PM) 

OK, I just wanted to check on it because I wasn't sure (I've used air purifiers, but not for allergies specifically). They can help with allergies, but if you want to use them in the day, too, you might need to buy multiple purifiers (depending on how many rooms you want done & how big they are). They come in different sizes, too, and they should tell you how many square feet they will be good for. Just do a search for "air purifiers allergies" and you'll find lots of info.

 

Blogger nicole said ... (7:40 PM) 

The symptoms you describe sound like asthma, especially the dry cough. My son went through the same thing and eventually led to coughing severely with activity. He is now on Singular and Zyrtec and does not get sick as often. An air purifier in their room is great, one with a HEPA filter. No carpet in the bedroom to help control dust is another suggestion. You could try Brigham Tea for the congestion.

 

Blogger Julia said ... (10:18 AM) 

Well, shortly after my post we took him to the pediatrician and he was put on Zyrtec which immediately improved his situation in combination with an antibiotic because he had developed a sinus infection. He was on the Zyrtec until about 3 week ago and is doing much better now with most of the fall allergies gone. I check weekly on pollen.com to anticipate when something is high so he doesn't have to suffer needlessly. Thanks for all the suggestions and input.

 

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