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hayfever or cold

(14 Posts)
tygersmammy Thu 02-May-13 21:42:24

hi my son is 11 months old and I am unsure if he has a cold or a hayfever,, he has a very runny nose and eyes is very sleepy and has a little rash,, can anybody help xxx

Ohhelpohnoitsa Thu 02-May-13 23:15:09

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chickensaladagain Thu 02-May-13 23:25:32

Both my dcs are streaming with hay fever and one has an eczema flare up so unless your dc has a temperature I would say hay fever

tygersmammy Fri 03-May-13 11:15:19

thankyou very much I will take him to the pharmacy today smile x

Ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 03-May-13 19:30:45

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tygersmammy Sat 04-May-13 11:02:20

heyah took him to doctors because he has no temperature it is hayfever but they said they can not treat him because he is under 2? x

Ohhelpohnoitsa Sat 04-May-13 23:25:08

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Hoophopes Sun 05-May-13 09:38:25

We were given piriton for my under two for hay fever last week.

incywincyspideragain Mon 06-May-13 22:20:27

not sure if this helps or not but I took ds when he was 12 months to docs as his face was all puffy and she thought it was hayfever (this time of year) - with a bit of trial and error (because I wanted to avoid medicines) it turned out he was sensitive to parmesan cheese (in fact all hard cheeses) he's still dairy intollerant - worth thinking if there has been any other potential 'irritant' introduced recently

BeaWheesht Mon 06-May-13 22:47:37

Ds had cetirizine on prescription under 2 and dd had piriton under 2 when she had chickenpox

Beamur Mon 06-May-13 22:50:33

You can buy without prescription anti-histamines suitable for children from 1 year old. I have liquid cetirizine in my first aid cupboard suitable from 1 yr old.

stealthsquiggle Mon 06-May-13 22:55:46

Go to the GP, then. DS had one or other of the anti histamines on prescription before he was 1.

Sirzy Mon 06-May-13 23:00:06

The citrizine DS has been prescribed says that it isn't suitable for under 2s.

Beamur Mon 06-May-13 23:06:13

The one I have is Chlorphenamine Maleate (not cetirizine after all - got that wrong) and is 2mg per 5ml of syrup.
With dosing guidance of a max amount allowed per day of 5ml in 2 doses.

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