| | Allergy rhinitis
Yesterday we were told by our pediatrician that our 3 year old daughter has allergy rhinitis. My husband took her to the Dr because she's had a ( what we thought ) long lasting cold. We had looked in her throat and thought her tonsils looked enlarged and we also saw white-gray spots in there which lead us to believe she needed antibiotics to get rid of this.
Well, the Dr could not see the white spots that we see and she gave the diagnosis of allergies. I think she may be right about the allergies but I also feel she missed something else.
Anyway I was hoping that someone could help me shed some light on allergy rhinitis. I myself have seasonal allergies ( hay fever ) but I only suffer during pollen season. My daughter did not show any symptoms this summer and have only had problems the past 2 months or so. Her symptoms are also very different from mine as her nasal passages are swollen, the Dr said she could see signs in her eyes ( blood vessels or something ) and when she does have a cold she tends to get really stuffed up and the mucous runs down her throat instead of out which makes her cough a lot at night.
She's only 3,5 years old and we were told to start giving her claritin syrup to see if that helps. The Dr talked about this being seasonal and that the season lasting through January, what season? We live in Virginia USA and it is winter here. If she suffers from indoor allergies wouldn't that be year round?
What can I do to help her? Does anyone now of natural remedies for this kind of allergy?