Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Wil | 2011-09-22



Our little boy is 18month old. We have problems regarding allergies, especially smoke (cigarettes &  wood smoke) and dust. He is also allergic to milk proteins and gluten. The question is regarding the antihistamines he can use. Our dr feels he should be using the medicine as a prevention. As soon as he comes into contact with a trigger, he starts with a runny nose, within 6hours he will start coughing and in 9hours he starts a fever and by then he has upper respiratory infection. We have tried DESELEX (2.5ml twice a day) and it did not work. Currently we use TELFAST (5ml at night time) and it does not seem to work as well. What should we do?

Expert's Reply



Your little son needs to be on more effective treatment for his nasal allergy. He should be on Zyrtec syrup or the generic Allecet syrup 5ml at night. He also needs to start on nasal spray for his allergy. He should do best on Nasonex nasal spray one puff in each nostril at night.Nasonex is a cortisone nasal spray but is safe for use in young children and is not absorbed from the nose.

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