ISO allergy advice (environmental) for child
Hi families – we think our six year old is experiencing significant environmental allergies that especially affect her at night. I’ve made an appointment with an allergist but soonest available was nearly 2 months away, so I’m seeking any suggestions for things to try in the meantime. When she gets in bed and throughout the night she has runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, sometimes coughing and sneezing, and she is prone to itchy skin at any time of day but without any visible rash. (This is all when she does not have a cold or any type of virus.) She’s always been prone to this and we treat her symptoms but it’s been increasing in severity and now is affecting her sleep.
We’ve Tried over-the-counter Claritin and Zyrtec On pediatrician recommendation, Which don’t seem to help. Xylitol nasal spray offers a bit of temporary relief but then symptoms just return. I just got good pillow and mattress covers to guard against dust mites. Floors and the room are otherwise clean. We do have pets but she doesn’t react to them when she spends time with them throughout the day. I started diffusing eucalyptus oil in the room which only helps marginally.
Would welcome any suggestions of other things to try while we wait for the doctor appointment. Also open to allergist recommendations in case we could get a sooner appointment somewhere else.
thanks very much!