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Kids love the warm weather more reasons to go outside and play.
But when -- is -- a strike what can parents do to stop all the sneezing on joining me today's pediatrician back -- Stephen turner from long island college hospital.
-- my kids go outside in the yard every day.
They come back green.
And -- -- -- the grass and all the -- it's happening you know with the trees.
What can powers do especially you know I got 11127.
What can they do to stop all the sneezing that goes on in the house that's why I think it's great that your kids.
Outside -- -- that Pollyanna thing let him go outside have a great time as -- you have to get up at 10 o'clock at night it felt I think like coughing fit and go ahead and -- the -- There are safe medicines for children both -- and -- and by prescription.
Benadryl has been around for years and years and years and certainly safe for children however it tends to be -- dating meaning it needs some -- Our our kids.
Getting what it is a question I always get our kids getting more -- -- today that because I grew up.
I don't remember having allergies and none of my friends are complaining about watery eyes and says that the almighty.
All the colleagues and my children the other everybody complains about the note that this scratchy throat sneezing -- -- -- more allergies in children today you don't.
Sure but I think that there -- definite there's definitely been an increase analogies in children and adults is due to higher pollen counts is it due to the fact that we are more susceptible in other words are immune system is reacting more and more.
To allergens as opposed to infections and we -- can you leave the amount of.
Infectious disease that we used to as a society maybe that has something to do with it I don't think anyone really knows however there's definitely an increase in prevalence analogies.
I tell the difference you know you know I know but let's say apparent home -- comes home later this evening has this.
Scratchy throat he's you know he -- -- -- coughing a little bit how can they tell us not that common cold.
-- -- -- Well sometimes it isn't easy it's now however allergies tend to come and go either related to let's -- going out playing as a -- -- which channel five to seven day course.
A persistent runny nose coughing sneezing.
Sometimes feel -- you can have fever you really should have fetal analogies and you're right in terms of describing the symptoms.
Itchy throat -- is this something that's really consistent analogies -- now because of it has to mean at least for now you you you you went right from -- -- -- -- the segment you went right for the Benadryl which is -- is something that everybody is very familiar you know personal fashion and has the right.
May and in makes -- very sleepy right question now becomes and this is a very important topic in my book.
Which is -- and medication and you know.
You have a two year old popular let's say somebody says he or she has allergies.
When it comes to that doses of medicine especially something like Benadryl what are some of the things that we have to be careful with -- I mean I think in general medicines are incredibly safe.
Not as you mentioned that -- film does -- children sleeping.
-- -- dean which is an over the counter medicine comes in liquid form comes in pill form and that's to a -- and does not make -- and sleeping.
And so that's a good medicine it's a one today medicines used over the counter there's also a lot very similar medicines to tear zine which is by prescription.
And again let's -- on -- now and it's sort of a -- did that they don't make you -- -- do not make you -- there once they medicine I usually tell patients that it will take or tell their parents.
That it probably takes a good three to four days apple fact.
Even though it can be used as needed.
-- in general is better if you take it day after day after -- really prevent us into.
Alex is get worse with time in other words if the child develops analogy at the age of three.
Can -- expected to be worse when -- five or six.
It depends it's highly variable some allergies do get worse -- analogies will disappear if you develop -- -- food analogy as an adult.
Most liking -- most likely you're gonna -- a for the rest of your life.
Now I remember in the old days I'm a little older and you not -- much for we used to talk about allergy shots for children.
-- is that still applicable to get it.
It's -- still applicable it depends on what the allergies are and how serious theology is.
Certain things you can modify the environment in other words if you have a cat and your child's allergic to cats.
They may have to think of getting me to get it would have thought if you have very serious.
Allergies -- but what we call out of collapses meaning you.
-- Airways pulls -- -- difficulty breathing -- -- need to carry an epi -- and really strongly think about working with analogies to decrease that.
-- of the sensitivity where the but for the run of the mill allergies you know -- that is sort of the grass that we -- all these things that happens in the springtime in the summer.
Candy can can we get allergy shots for those in general not really -- very very few patients are really candidates again you know allergy.
Sensitivity -- testing like that so it and really doesn't apply to most parents to be just -- usual seasonal allergies just like you said tree pollen this time of year.
Tend to get hay fever while more towards the fall.
Probably over the counter antihistamines your best -- Thank you so much for coming to the program -- remember if you have morality -- -- analogous because there's a lot of new medications that can be quite beneficial for your children so until next time I'm Dr.
Manny Alvarez with help.
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