Posted by: mother | 2009/02/19


allergys and asthma

Hii prof. my daughter is 2 and on singular chewable daily and 2.5ml zyrtec daily. when she was 4 months we did fx5 animals,grass.mite and mould test and all came back negative. she is on isomil 3 formula. she suffers from terrible wheezing and dr said its asthma also she has bad dry itchy skin behind neck that she scratchs til it bleeds. if allergy tests are negative what is the reason for asthma and constant dry skin behind neck? your advice is appreciated

Expert's Reply



You are correct, most children with asthma and eczema are allergic. It is time to repeat her allergy tests now as they were last done when your daughter was only 4 months old and sometimes the allergy screening tests such as mentioned here may not detect an allergy. Your daughter should be seen by a paediatrician with an interest in paediatric allergies. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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Posted by: Chants | 2009/02/25

No there is no test done. You can see the allergy. When my I put the baby sun tan lotion on my child he turned red like a tomato...I had to wash him down straight away. He had swollen eyes etc. I myself have a very sensitive skin and only now after over 30 years did I finaly realize if rooibos works for the kids why don' t i try it...and it is amazing. I rinse my hair with it if not my scalp itches.
I just found annique (with the rooibos) is amazing try it and you will see the difference. If you are hesitant ask for a sample, o and remember it might be pricy but you use such a little at a time so it does last long. i think one bottle lasted me a year.

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Posted by: mother | 2009/02/22

thanks chants. what in the johnson was he allergic too? i know there is a big difference between allergy and sensitivity. what test can my child do to prove she is allergic

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Posted by: chants | 2009/02/20

both my kids 6 and 3 have asthma and allergies. i could not put any nylon/wool clothing on them. the one use to take the singulair but has stopped that. They are both on zyrtec (or generic) budaflam aquanasal and budaflam asthma inhaler. when my eldest was born people told me that some kids are allergic to Johnson and johnson product...well he was one of them. he had eczema problem i tried medicated creams etc... what worked with in one day was the annique creams. so to avoid that with the second baby i just used that from start. try it, it works wonders.

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