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best meds for seasonal allergies?
My ds (age 7) seems to be getting hit pretty hard with seasonal allergies this year (he's allergic to birch).
Reactine was recommended by his allergist and seems to be controlling symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes etc. (which actually are very mild), but what seems to really be bothering him are itchy ears (the outside not the inside). They seem to get red, slightly swollen, with what looks almost like tiny blisters on them at night (I'm assuming hives). He's had this happen in the spring before, but not to this degree.
Has anyone experienced anything similar? I'm wondering what I can give him/apply to his ears to relieve the itch (I've seen topical benadryl for bugbites and am wondering if this might help). Any suggestions would be appreciated as his ears are driving the poor boy absolutely nuts.
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