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My 3.5 years old son has severe allergies. particularly in spring time, swollen eyes, stuffy nose, ichiness allover, rashes on his hands. solution?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Zyrtec is a very good medicine over the counter, can add singulair (montelukast) which you'll need doctor's prescription, and nasal spray, or can have him tested and decrease exposure to whatever he is allergic to, and/or desensitize with allergy treatment.
Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Neti pot and HEPA filter help too
Dec 17, 2014
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Xyzal (levocetirizine): Liquid suspension needs a prescription, but first make sure you see a doctor or allergist.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
See a Immunologist: All of the signs you describe are of allergy that we could suggest some sort of even over the counter treatment. But the last sign is “rashes on his hand.” that takes the problem one level higher than treatment with anti-allergy medication. So you definitely need to see an immunologist/allergy specialist to find out what is going on. Lab tests should rule out other serious illnesses.
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Various: Zyrtec is a very good medicine over the counter, can add singulair (montelukast) which you'll need doctor's prescription, and nasal spray, or can have him tested and decrease exposure to whatever he is allergic to, and/or desensitize with allergy treatment.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
3 Choices: Avoidance, which is almost impossible, of the triggers. Medications, to which you should consult with your doctor. Put up with the symptoms, but not if he truly suffers. Best to discuss with your pediatrician.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Allergist: If your child is miserable during several months of the year, a visit to the allergist might be in order. Finding out what your child is allergic to and maybe the possibility of immunotherapy could be the answer.

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