Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Allergies Suck!

X had his first allergy test yesterday.  He's been miserable for the summer.  We've been giving him Zyrtec, Claritin or Benadryl whenever he seems bad and they seem to help.  They tested him for 24 things, outdoor and indoor things.  The experience sucked because he said it hurt and the nurse had a hard time spotting his back.  We found out he's allergic to dust mites, cats and birch trees.  So for the dust mites I just have to try to keep his room clean and dusted.  For the cat (poor Aries) we have to keep her out of his room.  I already clean and vacuum every week, wash all the sheets every week.  Unless I get rid of her, which I can't possibly do because she is part of the family.  As for the birch tree, there is one in our next door neighbor's yard that hangs over our backyard.  Also the in-laws have one in their front  yard.  The Dr said it would only be bad when they're pollinating, which is May-June (this explains why he was so bad then).  We go back in 3 months to see if what we have done has helped.  He also got a nasal allergy medicine to help.  He woke up better this morning.

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