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AuntyJ Thu 31-Jul-08 18:35:44

My DD nearly 4 has developed hayfever for the 1st time this summer. Its very mild but the itchy eyes is driving her mad. Can anyone recommend a relief that wont cause drowsiness? Thanks

choufleur Thu 31-Jul-08 19:28:11

was her hair before bed so that any pollen in her hair doesn't go into her eyes/nose at night. tryt to keep windows closed, particularly at dawn and dusk, get her to wear sunglasses (if she will) when out. you could try giving her a teaspoon of LOCAL honey every day. it's meant to help build up immunity to local pollens, so you need to get one from a very local producer.

hope that helps - hayfever can be horrid

stitch Thu 31-Jul-08 19:29:04

eye drops plus what choufleur said

choufleur Thu 31-Jul-08 19:38:47

i'd also go for piriton at night just so that she gets some relief from teh itching

Dottoressa Thu 31-Jul-08 19:46:33

Benadryl works for my DS and doesn't cause drowsiness (it's available free on prescription). I give him one 5ml spoonful of Benadryl in the morning, and one 5ml spoonful of Piriton at night in the hope of it having a soporific effect (in fact, it doesn't make him sleep, more's the pity!!)

We also have Opticrom eyedrops for his seriously itchy eyes; it doesn't work 100 percent, but it's certainly better than nothing.

Good luck!

AuntyJ Thu 31-Jul-08 20:07:15

thanks all for your advice.
Choufleur there will be no problems with the sunglasses she is such a fashionista!

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