My 7 yo son has pretty bad pollen allergies (we live in Florida)...

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   Posted 3/29/2006 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
His pediatrician put him on a prescription anti-histamine which does not seem to be helping much.  He literally cannot breathe out of his nose 95% of the time.  I have been using saline spray.  I decided to try the saline rinse (not spray) with him this morning.  I had him positioned correctly, breathing out of his mouth, but the rinse would not come out the other nostril.  He said that it was going into his ear.  Is he just too plugged up for the rinse to get through?  Should I try Flonase with him?  I feel really bad for him as his nose is so congested and is bleeding as well.
 
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   Posted 3/29/2006 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
If the nasal passages are swollen from allergies, the saline won't help him much. Have you tried Flonase with him in the past? How old is your son? My daughter gets a stuffy nose with her allergies and she uses Nasonex which seems to help her with her allergies pretty well.
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resting
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   Posted 3/30/2006 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Sherry,

He's 7 (just turned).  I did use Flonase before with him but he got nose bleeds so I stopped.  I really felt bad last night because he said his ear was hurting and I think it was from trying the saline rinse.  The fluid must have backed up into his ear.  I'll try the Flonase with him again and see if it helps.

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   Posted 3/30/2006 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
If he gets nosebleeds from the Flonase, it may be drying him out too much. If it works for him and he does well on it, make sure to keep his room moist at night. This might counteract the drying effect. If he continues getting the nosebleeds, I would place a call into the docs and see if something else can be done. Good luck!
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