My now one year old son has had an almost constant stuffy nose for the past for months now. He has also had to have breathing treaments 3 times for weezing. I am unsure why he won't clear up. My dr says that he is to young for allergies but I am not convinced. We also moved into a new house around the same time that this started, could there be a conection. I want him to clear up so bad! It it hard to see him stuffy. He eats and still sleeps most nights. Any ideas??
My son started with allergies at 3 WEEKS old. We ended up having to strip his room of everything except his crib and changing table. Had to encase his mattress in air-tight plastic and I had to vacuum his room twice a day. We even had to empty his closet. I had to remove the stuffing from his favorite stuffed animals and refill with polyester filling. This was a total nightmare, as every thing for his room had to be tried out to see if he got congested from it. At 2 1/2 years he was finally old enough to be tested and was allergic to dust, dust mites, trees and grass at that time. He also had MANY food allergies by this time.
If you are in a "brand new" house, it could be construction dust in the carpets or even the carpet itself. It also could be new paint smell, or other chemicals smells that are in a new house.
You may need to change to a pediatrician that specializes in allergies.
my son is 14 months and has been suffering from allergies since about 5 months. his is his nose and allergy induced ezcema. at 10 months they tested him for food allergies, all came back negative. the dr. said it was most likely outdoor allergies, but said at 10 months tests would likely come back as a false negative and suggested we wait until he was at least 1. he was started on zyrtec and then 3 weeks later, they added singular. it seems to help. but we are going next week for allergy testing. Not that i can remove everything that he is allergic to, but for example if he is allergic to carpet, then i'll remove that. try to do away with the things i can control.
so yes, a one year old can have allergies. and since it all began when you moved, i would say it is possible that there may be a connection, it could be something in the house itself or even a different grass or tree outside.
if it continues, then i would probably take him to an allergist. see what they say. and they may even test him this early. (they are testing my 14 month old) different drs. do different things.
good luck and take care.
We found that we were having major allergies from dust mites in our house. We wanted to make sure that our new baby's environment would be as free from allergy issues as possible. Remember, young kids spend a good portion of their day sleeping on their mattress with their nose and skin in very close contact to what is on/in the mattress! We found out that we could either get a dust-mite mattress encasing or spring for a new mattress that is dust-mite proof. I just posted a reply on another board about a mattress that we just got and are very pleased with. It's all cotton on the inside, has no vinyl, latex, wool, or any other highly allergic materials, and is also dust-mite proof. I was told that the outside is made of polyethalene (I don't know if I spelled that right). The company is called Naturepedic. Hope this helps!
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My son was diagnosed with allergies, asthma, and eczema by the time he was a year old. Our pediatrician pretty much said he is allergic to everything, she recommended over the counter childrens claritin for his allergies and it did wonders. hope this helps.
Are you breast feeding at all? If you are then start drinking organic milk. Some children cannot tolerate milk and it gives them health problems. If you're not then switch your child to organic. You can also put your child on a probiotic. Dr. Ohhira's essential probiotics is safe for children but follow the child dose, not the adult dose.