Kids Allergies Suck

Every year my poor 8-year-old suffers terribly from seasonal allergies. It started when he was about 2 with a dry cough that never resolved itself. Original allergy testing showed he was allergic to dogs so he took Singulair every day for the next 5 years. Then last year we went to an awesome allergist who did a full range of tests and showed that he’s “only” allergic to trees (and accessories), grass (and accessories) and cats.

This year, with the pollen count at its all-time high, my son’s nose was officially “not working.” Oh yeah and he gets the itchies. So bad that I have lube him up head to toe with Aquaphor every night before bed so he doesn’t scratch himself to blood by morning.

His daily allergy regimen consists of:

  • Saltaire (to clean out the pollen every day)
  • Nasonex (cortisone nasal spray)
  • Pataday (for his eyes because otherwise they turn blood red)
  • Claritin or Zyrtec every 24 hours before bed

This Google Search video is for him:

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