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Best Hayfever Medicine For a 7 Year Old?

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
My 7 year old has been really suffering the past few days with the pollen count being high. Gave her some Benadryl today, but just wondered if anyone has got any recommendations on specific childrens hayfever medicines as this is the first time she has suffered like this and I have never had to buy anthing like this before? Rep left for any help and advice. Thanks.
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
If you go to the doctors they'll give you tablets for free. As a kid I had it bad, and I had to go 2 or 3 times before I got pills that were strong enough. They also gave me eye drops and nasal spray. You can get it all free from the doctors too.
1 Like #2
Have you tried Piriton syrup? My daughter used to have this when she was younger and had hayfever.
#3
Thanks for the advice. I wasnt sure if the doctors gave stuff for hayfever. They seem to have to have a good reason to give any free prescription medicine these days. Will book an appointment for her tomorrow. Cheers. Rep left.
#4
kaks26
Have you tried Piriton syrup? My daughter used to have this when she was younger and had hayfever.


Ive tried Benadryl which is a sort of Piriton but its 6+ years. She has gone to sleep with a cold flannel on her face tonight poor thing!
1 Like #5
Read in a magazine yesterday that a teaspoon of honey a day helps.Locally sorsed honey if you can get it.
#6
busymom
Ive tried Benadryl which is a sort of Piriton but its 6+ years. She has gone to sleep with a cold flannel on her face tonight poor thing!


Aw poor wee thing. Hope you get her sorted out soon :)
#7
terrapins2
Read in a magazine yesterday that a teaspoon of honey a day helps.Locally sorsed honey if you can get it.


Thats interesting. Anythings worth a go. Thanks for the tip. Rep left.
#8
kaks26
Aw poor wee thing. Hope you get her sorted out soon :)


Thankyou.
1 Like #9
this is something my poor son has had to deal with for past 8 yrs (he is 11 now) its been horrendeous past week. I have tried loads over the years, stuff from docs, homeopathic, the honey and also the gadget u stick up the nostrils!!!!

He has been sent home from school so many times due to his eyes swelling so much they are practically closed, nosebleeds with constant sneezing etc - just horrible:-(

Make sure all his washing isnt hung out on washing line - sheets, clothing etc and keep windows closed
1 Like #10
See if you can get some fexofenadine that will sort it out dont know if its available to children though
#11
bossyboots
this is something my poor son has had to deal with for past 8 yrs (he is 11 now) its been horrendeous past week. I have tried loads over the years, stuff from docs, homeopathic, the honey and also the gadget u stick up the nostrils!!!!

He has been sent home from school so many times due to his eyes swelling so much they are practically closed, nosebleeds with constant sneezing etc - just horrible:-(

Make sure all his washing isnt hung out on washing line - sheets, clothing etc and keep windows closed


Poor thing. So frustrating when you try everything and nothing works. Lets hope the pollen count goes down really soon.
1 Like #12
willdev
See if you can get some fexofenadine that will sort it out dont know if its available to children though


Just been looking on the internet and it says there are different ingredients in certain medicines that work for some and not others, so I think its going to be a bit hit and miss to find something that works. Thanks for the advice. Rep left.
#13
busymom
Just been looking on the internet and it says there are different ingredients in certain medicines that work for some and not others, so I think its going to be a bit hit and miss to find something that works. Thanks for the advice. Rep left.


Yeah I have chronic urticaria so have tried about 10 different anti histamines personally I found fexofenadine and certizine the best but as you said it works for some but not others.
1 Like #14
terrapins2
Read in a magazine yesterday that a teaspoon of honey a day helps.Locally sorsed honey if you can get it.



For the honey to work it has to be local, when I first moved here, I suffered badly with hayfever, as all they seem to grow round here is Oil seed rape, I was talking to an old boy at the post office and he told me to get some honey from Bert up the road.

I was sceptical but a spoon a day keeps all symptoms away, rather than just treating the symptoms with overpriced meds.
1 Like #15
My daughter has asthma, mainly during the autumn nights (coughing fits) we are planning to buy a Hepa filter Air Purifier, I was reading up about them and they filter pollen too. If you child is suffering during the night, might be a good idea to get one of these?

argos
1 Like #16
With antihistamines it is trial and error. Some work brilliantly for people but do nothing for others. As someone above has suggested try piriton, it is the one i reccommend most to customers but the only downside is that it can cause drowsiness. Also if the eyes are a problem, try using eye drops with the medication.
1 Like #17
goto the doctor
1 Like #18
Def go to the doctors. I moved to the countryside when I was 8 and got horrific hayfever to the point my eyes swelled so much I couldn't see. I got some very strong tablets and a great little "eye bath" :-)
#19
Thanks for all the advice given. Really helps to talk to people who have had experience. Have left rep for you all. :)
1 Like #20
My daughter had piriton which didn't do anything. Now got loratidine on prescription from doctors and it's great. So relieved that she is better! Would really echo the people who aid go to the doctors, they will know that's best for your child's symptons. Hope you get something that helps.
#21
Another really rotten day for my boy. School called at 945 saying he hadnt stopped sneezing since he came in at 9, and his nose was now bleeding. Arrived at school 20mins later and by then his eyes were just about closed due to the horrible swelling.

Today the pollen count was very high. Wish it would hurry up and end
#22
RBW
My daughter had piriton which didn't do anything. Now got loratidine on prescription from doctors and it's great. So relieved that she is better! Would really echo the people who aid go to the doctors, they will know that's best for your child's symptons. Hope you get something that helps.


Thanks for the advice. :)
#23
bossyboots
Another really rotten day for my boy. School called at 945 saying he hadnt stopped sneezing since he came in at 9, and his nose was now bleeding. Arrived at school 20mins later and by then his eyes were just about closed due to the horrible swelling.

Today the pollen count was very high. Wish it would hurry up and end


Oh no. Sounds like your lad has it really really bad. Will nothing calm down the symptoms at all? What have the doctors said? My heart goes out to him. Hope he has a better day tomorrow.
#24
busymom
Oh no. Sounds like your lad has it really really bad. Will nothing calm down the symptoms at all? What have the doctors said? My heart goes out to him. Hope he has a better day tomorrow.


Hi Busymom - 3 guesses who called me today at 1030am - yip the school :-(

They said my son hadnt stopped sneezing since he came into school and once again had a real bad nosebleed and was getting really upset. I HATE THIS HAYFEVER :x They obviously cant keep windows closed because of how warm it is at the moment, and I understand that - but with the windows open - in comes the hayfever poison!!!!

I have been to the doctors so many times over the years - but they have given him loads of different types of medication - including injections of Kenalog, but nothing has helped. We thought we finally had a breakthrough with the nasal machine, but that was short lived.

Its just something we have learned to deal with - but my son has never got used to it - its just awful watching him in that state. In our house we have all the windows closed and I actually spent a fortune 2 years ago getting an Air Sterile unit installed into our home and that has been fantastic for the house.....................but the minute he leaves the house you can start counting to ten and the sneezing, runny bloodshot eyes start.

Its raining just now - first time in a good while and am keeping my fingers crossed that will make a difference for him tomorrow.

Hope your wee one is much better!
#25
bossyboots
Hi Busymom - 3 guesses who called me today at 1030am - yip the school :-(

They said my son hadnt stopped sneezing since he came into school and once again had a real bad nosebleed and was getting really upset. I HATE THIS HAYFEVER :x They obviously cant keep windows closed because of how warm it is at the moment, and I understand that - but with the windows open - in comes the hayfever poison!!!!

I have been to the doctors so many times over the years - but they have given him loads of different types of medication - including injections of Kenalog, but nothing has helped. We thought we finally had a breakthrough with the nasal machine, but that was short lived.

Its just something we have learned to deal with - but my son has never got used to it - its just awful watching him in that state. In our house we have all the windows closed and I actually spent a fortune 2 years ago getting an Air Sterile unit installed into our home and that has been fantastic for the house.....................but the minute he leaves the house you can start counting to ten and the sneezing, runny bloodshot eyes start.

Its raining just now - first time in a good while and am keeping my fingers crossed that will make a difference for him tomorrow.

Hope your wee one is much better!


Oh bless him. He's got it really bad hasnt he? Heartbreaking for you everytime it happens, bet you all get really fed up with it? I know there's worse things but with something so common and all the remedies around, you would think there would be something to help him out.

My daughter doesnt do much sneezing, just a runny nose and her eyes swell up and go bloodshot. Just something else for us parents to worry about I suppose. Hope you get a breakthrough soon.

x.

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