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Doctor insights on: Can An 8 Month Old 26lb Baby Have Any Allergy Meds

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can an 8 month old 26lb baby have any allergy meds?

Can an 8 month old 26lb baby have any allergy meds?

Not Good: You never give these medications for babies this young without your doctors advice. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby has had red itchy eyes for a week now but no gunk. Is it just allergies? If so how do I find out what's causing it?

My 8 month old baby has had red itchy eyes for a week now but no gunk. Is it just allergies? If  so how do I find out what's causing it?

M.D. visit: If your baby has a blotchy rash that looks like hives this is also consistent with an allergic reaction. Red eyes may be caused by many conditions I would suggest gently rinsing the eyes with sterile saline to soothe the eye, and avoid any possible triggering agent such as dust. A visit with you doctor is suggested. ...Read more

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I forgot to mention with my 8 month old that has the cough that he has been prescribe allergie meds,nebulizer and codine still is not getting better?

I forgot to mention with my 8 month old that has the cough that he has been prescribe allergie meds,nebulizer and codine still is not getting better?

Not a chat room: Your questions are never linked and are submitted at random to site consultants.This looks like a followup question, and as such makes little sense. If your kid is not responding to treatment he should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having an 8 month old tested for allergies?

What to do if I'm having an 8 month old tested for allergies?

Blood tests: if testing is to occur,it will be blood test as skin tests are not very accurate at trhis age.so be prepared ...Read more

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How much allegra (fexofenadine) can I give an 8 month old with allergies. 20 lbs?

How much allegra (fexofenadine) can I give an 8 month old with allergies. 20 lbs?

Ask pediatrician: Children's Allegra (fexofenadine) is recommend for two years and up. I would consult pediatrician on advisability of giving Allegra (fexofenadine) to 8 month old. ...Read more

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My 8 month old has suffered allergies sense birth and we have tried countless medicines what else can I do to help his allergies?

My 8 month old has suffered allergies sense birth and we have tried countless medicines what else can I do to help his allergies?

Food allergies: At 8 month old, he is not likely to be suffering from seasonal allergies yet...As allergies require prior exposure. Since he is 8 month-old, he has not gone through 2 of same season yet.."countless medicines" for 8 monh-old is concerning.. It is possible that he may be allergic/intolerant to certain foods and so working with his doc may help you figure out ways to manage that. Good luck. ...Read more

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8 month old vomits every time he gets upset or has a cough... eats ok but is only 14 pouinds no allergies and and GI does see an issue?

8 month old vomits every time he gets upset or has a cough... eats ok but is only 14 pouinds no allergies and and GI does see an issue?

A baby who vomits...: A baby who vomits for no apparent ill reason may have looseness where his esophagus connects to his stomach, and so he refluxes whenever he puts pressure on his stomach, such as during coughing, screaming, crying, or playing roughly. The statement says "GI does see an issue", so parents can just let the GI doctor take care of "the issue". Hopefully, it's not too serious, and medication may help. ...Read more

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8 month old son has loud stuffy nose at night or when lying on side. Have cats, but no other allergy symptoms. 3rd week now. Happy healthy otherwise.

8 month old son has loud stuffy nose at night or when lying on side. Have cats, but no other allergy symptoms. 3rd week now. Happy healthy otherwise.

URI vs. allergy: Cats represent the most common allergenic domestic animals within households. The cat saliva is the most potent protein component producing allergy symptoms. This child's symptoms may also represent a viral upper respiratory infection. Start with saline nasal sprays, anti-inflammatories such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. If no improvement soon see an otolaryngologist to evaluate the nasal anatomy, etc. ...Read more

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What can be done or given to a 8 month old for allergies.Syptoms are runny nose coughing?

What can be done or given to a 8 month old for allergies.Syptoms are runny nose coughing?

May not be allergies: An 8 month old with runny nose and coughing. These symptoms might just be due to a viral infection like a cold. It is rare for an 8 month old to have true allergies. If these symptoms have been going on for longer than 7-10 days, please see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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