Environmental Allergies

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Kristine - October 12

Can babies get allergies such as seasonal? My dd is 6 months old and wakes up congested everyday practically. Sounds nasally. No cough congestion, just the nose. I'm still br___tfeeding her and she gets oatmeal cereal and fruit 3x a day. I don't think it's the food. I've heard babies cannot have environmental allergies this young. Anyone have a child under one with allergies? I myself have seasonal allergies and am pretty sensitive when it comes to smells and skin senisitivity

 

olivia - October 12

From my understanding, babies can not have seasonal allergies at 6 months. The reason being, that since this is their first exposure to the season, their body has not learned to be allergic to it yet. Like how when they first eat a food they are allergic to they have no reaction, it is in subsequent feedings that the reaction occurs. I do know that milk allergies can cause congestion, and maybe something can be happening like that. Also, there are seriously long colds going around, my kids have been stuffed up for 4 weeks already. You might want to try a humidifier if you haven't already, or saline drops for the nose. Then ask her doctor on you next visit for more ideas!

 

KimS - October 12

Kristine, I think that babies can, my ds is 8 months old and he often will have what I call "allergy eyes" dark red circles under his eyes, for no apparent reason, and nasal congestion... I am the same way with allergies so I'm convinced.. I know there was one week in August when ragweed must have been bad because the two of us looked like we had black eyes and both of us were sneezing non-stop!!

 

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