Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Peas | 2012/02/17

Q.

Allergies

Hi Professor,

My two sons have dark rings under their eyes, which I presume are Allergic Shiners. They both have runny noses/post nasal drip and this makes them cough. Is there a tonic or any type of muti I can give them to help boost their systems or to help with allergies? I am concerned as it is not even winter yet and their noses are running. My 5 year old son has Epilepsy so I need something that would be safe to give him.

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your children do appear to have nasal allergies. Tonics will not help for this.Give them a dose of Allecet syrup which is a safe antihistamine in the evening before bedtime. The dose is 2.5ml at night for children under 2 years and 5ml for children older than 2 years.

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