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Hayfever

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cedmonds Thu 26-May-11 08:02:22

Ds has had hayfever since he was little. He was not at school yesterday as he was shatterd from all the coughing at night. As soon as he goes out side his nose starts running and his eyes start to get puffy and sore. Today he has woken up with a puffy face so he is at home againsad I can not keep him at home all the time and keep him inside.Any ideas?

MaryBS Thu 26-May-11 08:12:20

I give my two DC a dose of chlorpheniramine liquid before school, available from chemists, its an antihistamine

cedmonds Thu 26-May-11 09:46:57

Hi Thanks he is on two different antihistamine and nose sprays all ready.

MaryBS Thu 26-May-11 09:50:51

If that lot isn't working, perhaps a visit to the Dr, or can the chemist advise? When my hayfever gets really bad, I take an inhaler, but thats because my chest gets all tight.

Tiggles Thu 26-May-11 12:12:38

DS2 (4) has bad hayfever he was tried on about 3 different types of antihistamine before finding one that worked best for him.

But also making sure things like his window is kept shut so no pollen can get in can help. Get him large sunglasses to stop the pollen getting in his eyes. When he comes inside from school take those clothes straight off and wash them, and make sure he has a shower, so no extra pollen comes in the house. If you have a pet that goes outside wash it regularly to remove pollen. Vacuum loads and wipe surfaces with a damp cloth to get rid of any pollen. And don't have any flowers in the house.

cedmonds Thu 26-May-11 16:43:45

Thanks Littlemiss green. Have you found that drying washing outside makes him worse? Ds is really itchy on his tummy and legs but no one can see anything there to make him itchy. Just thought that is the pollen is on the clothes from being outside it could stay on there and makehim itchy when he wears those clothes.

craziedaisy Thu 26-May-11 21:51:39

My DS started getting hayfever 2 years ago at the age of 2. He has hayfever very severely too and this year we went to see a allergy specialist who has given us many different medications to try: Cetirizine, Beconase, Piriton, Eye drops, Ventolin and as a last resort steroid tablets. He is due to start school in september and at the moment I am so worried how is going to cope as we live in a very rural area. We have just had air con added to the home as living with windows shut all summer is so uncomfortable.

We have also just started using Lloyds Allergy relief using light therapy which is quite encouraging. He is also avoiding playing in grassy areas but so far is able to go out daily with just the antihistimines. May be worth trying this at £14.99.

The Nursery my DS goes to isn't particulary understanding and I think alot of people think I am over protective by keeping him when pollen is high. Do you find this too?

Tiggles Fri 27-May-11 12:22:45

Drying washing outside can be a problem from the pollen - I am fortunate that DS appears sensitive to some pollens but not all, so I guage from how he is feeling as to whether I can put clothes outside or not. When his meds are working well I do, when he says "the insides of my cheeks are itchy" I know that I have to be more careful.

craziedaisy that is interesting that your DS is given Ventolin and steroids, as DS gets these for his asthma so guess they must be helping his hayfever too.
I am very fortunate that the school seem fairly tuned in to his hayfever - I did show them a photo of him when he had it baddly before meds and they were rather shock so they do try and keep him out the long grass meadow area, or if he says he has a problem they let him go back indoors.

cedmonds Fri 27-May-11 15:54:55

Ds is on ventolin and flexitide for his asthma which is also very good for allegies. He is also on loratadine,prirton, avamis nose spray and sodium cromogicate nosespray. They are thinking about giving him steroids but dont want to as he is pretty much on pred all the time during winter because of his asthma.

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