Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: angelia | 2010/03/24

Q.

Nose

My dauhghter is nealy 3 and will not allow me to bring any nose drops
Or nose spray near her. She takes singulair chew daily as well as zyrtec when necessary.
I would like to know what can I use besides nose sprays and drops to keep her nose clear.
She was tested at 1 for allergies but all came back neg and dr says she is atopic.
When is best age to test again and what test should o ask for?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter should be tested for allergies again now. It is important to test her for the allergens which are breathed in such as housedust mites,cat and dog dander,grass and tree pollens.These tests can be done using skin tests which are not painful.use the Zyrtec syrup once daily if she will not allow the use of nose drops and sprays.

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