Anonymous

Allergies

I have a 15 month old who unfortunately inherited my fall allergies and has been scratching the crap out of his scalp to the point where it's leaving marks. I've trimmed and filed his nails down, but he won't take the dissolvable allergy pill ect..how do I ease his scalp??

  • Heidi
    Aug 29, 2018

    Have you tried mixing the meds in something like applesauce or yogurt? I do that with my son and his Benadryl

  • Anonymous
    Aug 29, 2018

    Yes, and he will take it like that sometimes but it doesn't seem to help with the itching as much as the other symptoms..we have tried local honey and nettle tea as well I just don't know what to do for the itchy scalp...

  • B
    Aug 29, 2018

    Are you sure the scalp is allergies and not cradle cap? Is there dry flaky scalp?

  • Anonymous
    Aug 30, 2018

    No flaking, bumps, red marks (except where he scratched himself) or lice so pretty sure it's allergies

  • Anonymous
    Aug 30, 2018

    I get the same thing every year when the leaves start to fall.

  • B
    Aug 30, 2018

    I’m jealous you live somewhere leaves are starting. It was 96 yesterday. Off topic. Ask your doc if there is a special shampoo you could use?

  • Anonymous
    Aug 30, 2018

    Lol don't be, it was still 90 degrees here but for a few days the leaves have been changing and falling.

  • Cassie
    Aug 30, 2018

    You could try tea tree oil. Not sure about the ratio.

  • Cassie
    Aug 30, 2018

    You add the tea tree oil to your shampoo. But first read to see what is safe for you son. Or ask your doctor.

  • Damon
    Aug 30, 2018

    What is the allergy to? If it's to something that's environmental like mold spores or some kind of pollen, hygiene really does help. My son had horrible tree pollen allergies this spring, looked like rocky at the end of the movie for over a month. We did use an antihistamine, but honestly keeping his hands clean, changing his clothes and ours when we came in the house, increasing his bedding rotation, Air filters, and just wiping his eyes with a wet paper towel ever now and then, gave us much better results. We just imagine that everything outside was covered in chocolate pudding, and the moment he touched something he had chocolate pudding on his hands. If that pudding got on his face, it was game over.

  • Becky
    Sep 01, 2018

    Seasonal allergies. Could play a big part. Also look in to having him tested for that but also have him tested for food allergies and sensitivities. I have had bad dandruff my whole life and last year was tested for food allergies and sensitivities and guess what that is actually a side effect of food allergies and sensitivities is dandruff.

  • Taylor
    Sep 02, 2018

    We used Head and Shoulder original with my son and it helped him tremendously!

  • Jennie
    Sep 02, 2018

    We live in Texas and they make a Texas specific homeopathic allergy drop that works like a charm. Maybe you can see if there's one for your area. Check a store like Sprouts or Natural Grocers.