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A 34-year-old female asked:

13 month old with flu like symptoms. scratches nose vigorously. can i give him aller guard? (allergy nasal spray). it contains 2% ectoin, sea salt and water.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Allergy: Ectoine is a compound that does stabilize the cell membrane. In this case the histamine cells of the nose. Should not be problem.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Combination: It is often helpful to use a combination of avoiding triggers such as dust, mold and pollen. Avoid smoke, use nasal saline rinses and consider allergy testing to better define allergic triggers.

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Last updated Mar 4, 2020

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