Childhood Diseases

Posted by: DANELLE' S MOM | 2010/02/03



My 3/12 year old suffers from hayfever and sinus. She takes Zetop daily and also vitamins, probiotics etc. Unfortunately we live in a winefarming area so there are always insecticides etc. present in the air causing the sniffles. Is there an effective over the counter product I can use for clearing a runny nose. I have tried Sinumax and Rinex but they weren' t very effective. I try to stick to only using a Saline spray, but currently we need something to clear the nose before we end up with cortisone or antibiotics.

Expert's Reply



Your little girl is having a difficult time with allergic rhinitis. She is too young to have sinus problems as her sinuses have not developed yet.Zetop is the generic form of an excellent antihistamine called Zyrtec which you should use instead of the Zetop. The dose of Zyrtec is 5ml once a day.Continue to use the Salex nose drops twice a day. If she doe not improve you should ask your doctor to see her as she will need a more effective nose spray for allergic rhinitis such as Budeflam Aquanase.

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