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Old 02-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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My 10 y/o just went thru allergy testing and came up allergic to just about everything-ragweed, grass, plantain, tree, dog, cat, housedust, molds.

He has and has had forever stuffy nose, swollen turbinates, and PNDrip. We've tried all antihistimines (otc and prescription), steroid sprays, allergy shots for 1.5 years before we moved out of FL up to VA 1 year ago. Once his tubes fell out he got stuffy and fluid developed in his ears again-even while on the maintance dose of shots. Nothing but tubes in his ears have worked. What recommendations do you all have that really work to block the allergens? We've done all the dust precautions... I'm looking for a cure all/preventive cure that he can do/take daily to help. Does chiropractic or accupuncture help? Any OTC that help?

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A year and a half isn't really always long enough to show sufficient progress. It is a 5 year regimen. Since you have moved, I'd start him over on them. Also probably needs at least a round of steroids for the turbinates or surgery if that doesn't take care ot them. Then you can start in on the antihistamines and sprays to see which ones work. but till you get all this other under control, I'm not sure anything outside of living in a bubble is going to help.

What did the allergist say?

 
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he is recommending 3-5 years of allergy shots.
what steroids are you referring to for 10 year olds?

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A medrol dose pack is standard,

 
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Did you re-test your son for allergies after you moved? Now that you've been there for a year, it might be a good time to have that done since his body would have "acclimated" to the new environment. There may be some local allergens that he now needs to be treated for that are different than when you lived in FL. That is what he should be receiving shots for.

I'm not familiar with the medication recommendations for treating children At my worst, I was on Allegra-D, Flonase, Astelin and Singulair. I also took additional meds when my sinuses were causing me problems. Has he had a recent CT of his sinuses?

You mention seeing an allergist. Have you been to an ENT lately?

You might want to look into nasal saline sprays or use of a neti pot to help keep the nasal passage moist and help "clean" it out as well. Again, I'm not fully sure of the use for youth, but it is a "natural" treatment.
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