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Jrazz
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DOH!  Posted: 9:55 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

We live in one of the worst counties for allergies in the area. Lots of agriculture, livestock, and flowery plants.

Mine are pretty bad, Crazz's are AWFUL, and poor DD3 is being treated as an asthmatic because she is doing the worst of the 3 of us.

After a month of pediatrician appointments and an increasing regimen of medication to make it possible for her to sleep/breathe at night, we are getting ready for our nightly ritual:

Albuterol Inhaler? Check. (This is because she is wheezing and has a croupy cough without the croup. She had an asthma attack at 3am last week and I thank GOD we had it handy.)

Claritin? Check. (This is for her watering eyes, sore throat, and cough that persist every day. Windy days are worse.)

Ibuprofen? Check. (This is because she has pain in her chest from coughing all day)

Prescription Eyedrops? Check. (These are because she has been waking up in the middle of the night with her eyes glued shut with crust. We first treated her with antibacterial eyedrops because the gunk turned green, now it is clear and we use synthetic natural tears to keep her sweet eyes from stinging and crusting over.)

Humidifier? Check. (This is to make breathing more comfortable and has become necessary to prevent a recurrence of the aforementioned attack.)


Before some of you (I know you know I know who you are) dive in here screaming that these are too many meds to give a toddler, I want to make clear that these are all at her beloved pediatrician, new allergist, and 2nd-opinion-doctor that I sought out for independent counsel's insistence. I double triple hate this ritual, but after a week of implementation she is finally seeing some lasting relief.


So yeah. Lost of stuff. Don't know where I was going with this.... Mergh.

ETA: ZERO fever through out all of this, and she's had 99% of her energy. I spent the month worrying that she had pneumonia or Valley Fever, but we've effectively ruled infection out. Just nightmare allergies.

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Default  Posted: 10:04 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

Poor kid. :( My sister actually moved to the other side of the country to escape her allergies.

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Default  Posted: 10:05 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

We moved out here 2 years ago. We're seriously considering moving back just on account of this.


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Default  Posted: 10:19 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

(((munchkin)))

So much BIG allergies for such a little gal. I feel for her. I think your option to consider moving might be a good one, unfortunately.

She might be too young for this yet, but if she has large adenoids or tonsils and she is also snoring because of this, you might consider getting them removed which will help her sleep much better. I don't know if there is a tie in or not, but just a thought.


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Default  Posted: 10:42 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

Poor lil munchkin.
I hope the allergies lighten up soon.


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Default  Posted: 11:10 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

Poor Razzbaby. Regimen sounds familiar to me. I took shots through ,my entire childhood. That and dimetapp are probably the only reason I am alive to type this.


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Default  Posted: 11:21 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

Thanks everyone. She's a total soldier about it, too. She calls the inhaler her "breathe-a" and does it like a champ.

Little muffin.... she's sleeping now. I hope it lasts.


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Default  Posted: 5:58 AM, May 17th (Friday)

Awww, I hope all the Razzes feel better soon.

Allergies are crazy over here, too. Thankfully our family doesn't suffer but where I work I think about 75% of the customers are buying some form of allergy medicine, all complaining that this year is horrible. We live in a high-allergy area too, I think. (Basically in the woods, lol)


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Default  Posted: 6:00 AM, May 17th (Friday)

Poor baby!

If it's any comfort, some kids with severe allergies/asthma eventually grow out of it; both of my brothers did.

PS: You can talk to your doctors about this, but a homeopathic treatment for allergies is to eat local honey; the idea is that the pollen is part of the honey and helps build up the immune system to not react when the pollen is in the air. It's not an insta-cure but it is a potential treatment for the root cause. It helped my DIL.

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Default  Posted: 7:53 AM, May 17th (Friday)

(((Razz family)))

I hope all of you feel better. Allergies are awful here. I hate pollen...my car is not supposed to be green. DD has been on claritin. Yesterday I bought mucinex allergy to take in addition to the claritin. In 2hrs there was a huge difference in how she looked, felt, and sounded. Sending feel better mojo.

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Default  Posted: 7:57 AM, May 17th (Friday)

Being an asthmatic myself, I feel your pain. It sucks having to go through all that when you're older let alone a little one like her.

Have you talked to her doctor about Singulair? It's an allergy medicine and asthma medicine all rolled into one. It's a daily pill and when I was on it (I only stopped because I'm horrible at remembering daily pills) I never had an attack and my allergies were under control. My DD takes it as well for her asthma and allergies. She was born with seasonal allergies. When I took her for walks in her stroller her eyes would almost instantly water up, turn red and she would rub them. That might help to curb some of the affects and easy her nightly ritual.

I've read articles about eating regional honey as well. I think you just take a spoonful daily (if she can handle the taste that is.)

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Default  Posted: 8:41 AM, May 17th (Friday)

PS: You can talk to your doctors about this, but a homeopathic treatment for allergies is to eat local honey; the idea is that the pollen is part of the honey and helps build up the immune system to not react when the pollen is in the air. It's not an insta-cure but it is a potential treatment for the root cause. It helped my DIL.

^^^This


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Default  Posted: 9:41 AM, May 17th (Friday)

I know she's young, so this might have a little bit of a getting used to period, but have you tried nasal rinsing? I think NeilMed makes one specifically for children. Our allergist (who is brilliant) is absolutely obsessed by the importance of doing this morning an night. He says that pollen that remains in your nose causes immune response flares that re-trigger the allergic response.

Has she been tested to see what she's allergic to? My oldest had terrible grass pollen allergies and she had amazing results from immunotherapy.


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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, May 17th (Friday)

Two days ago, I stayed home convinced I had a raging cold and I didn't want to infect my office. Nope. Just a really bad allergen day! Couldn't raise my head from the pillow all day. So, my dear Jrazz, I feel for you.


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Default  Posted: 9:47 AM, May 17th (Friday)

When I read your title, I thought maybe you had just experienced the same earthquake we had,


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Default  Posted: 12:11 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Singulair is the only reason I am not on shots now. Don't know what the age limit is for taking it. It was scary expensive, but now there is a generic. Glad you have her going to a pediatric allergist.


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Default  Posted: 2:25 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Just picked her up from daycare for a fever. Headed to the docs to either rule out or treat what may be pneumonia.


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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Sending love for baby razz
Poor kid. I know people are having a hell of a time with allergies around here and I had headaches and then what I thought was a cold last week. But then it was just gone.. which is unusual. Just poof.. better one morning with no trace of what I thought was going to last a lot longer. So I am leaning towards seasonal allergies.

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Default  Posted: 3:44 PM, May 17th (Friday)

(((((poor pumpkin))))) Hope she's better soon. Stupid allergens.


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Default  Posted: 3:49 PM, May 17th (Friday)

(((CutiepielittleRazz)))


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Default  Posted: 3:51 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Oh no! Poor baby! I hope she feels better soon.


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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, May 17th (Friday)

Two hours and one nebulizer later...

So I have to somehow get my pet squirrel of a daughter to sit still with a mask on her face for 5-10 minutes 4 times a day. Can I trade with someone who needs to give their cat a bath?

We also got ammox because her yellow/green eye goop is back, and the ped thinks this will kick out anything bacterial related that may have contributed to the fever.

We're seriously discussing moving over this.

Sigh. Can I take a nap now?

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Default  Posted: 5:10 PM, May 17th (Friday)

(((vrazz)))

Will she watch tv while have having the nebulizer treatment? I did this for DD when she was 6. I hope she feels better.


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