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    My daughter's nose is sensitive to Air-con

    Hi, everyone

    My daughter has often been ill, easily catches a cold and starts coughing. Since July she has developed a sensitive nose, which seems to be triggered by air-con.

    During summer we kept her outdoors as often as possible and tried our best to avoid air-con/public places and took her swimming in the sea. She was fine.

    Now that the school has started for two days already and she is complaining about itchy nose again. I am really frustrated, shall I stop sending her to school? Any effective medcine apart from Zytec?

    Thanks

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    Did you take an allergy test for your daughter?
    Maybe she's allergic to dust mite as well.

    When I was in Oz I had been taking Claratyne (dunno the spelling)

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    Wink Clarityne

    Hi Both,

    I myself and my daughter gots similar nose allergy problem also.
    Previously, I'd taken Clarityne. I found it quite effective w/o any significant side effect.

    You may check out the website here:
    http://www.imed21.com/edrugbody.asp?f_drugId=126

    And, I'd noted that the doctor will offer this medicine to my daughter who's below 2 yrs old previously.

    However, I dun prefer western medicine in the long run...
    Am also thinking what I can do to help strengthening her nose health.

    Just my 2 cents!

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    I wonder if the dryness of the aircon is making it worse?
    Do you have a humidifier in her room?
    I have seen them avail at bumps to babes
    Hope you find a solution

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    try putting a vaporiser in her room. it helps my baby. your child is spending a lot of her time sleeping & playing in her room. once you have the sircon on, turn on the humidifier. and put some open water around her bed when she sleeps. my daughter is a lot better afterwards.

    and btw, how old is your girl?

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    Hi again
    I just wanted to add that another way to ensure that your daughters mucous membrane is not too dry * is to use a saline solution for the nose
    You can get this at watsons or mannings near the pharmacist. It is totally safe for kids and babies.
    I also saw a brand in bumps to babes
    I use the Ayr brand which is just a manual sqeeze bottle for my baby as I find the other brand that is a pressureized can is too difficult to use on a struggling baby
    However as your daughter is older you may find this one good as it produces a finer mist
    Make sure you get the pure saline one not the medicated one. It is only to make sure her nose/throat is moist.

    If your daughter is old enough she maybe able to use it herself at school as well when every she feels dry

    * Keeping the mucous membrane moist helps our body trap and get rid of any germs and foreign objects that can irritate our nose throat and chest.
    Personally I find I get colds and chest infections easily in the aircon because of the dryness . SInce using the saline solution it has really made a difference to me.
    hope this helps!

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    Wink Saline Solution

    Dear cinnamon,

    Thank you so much for your precious advice.

    I did take the saline solution from the doctor for my daughter when she was still a baby. Your advice refreshed my memory. Thanks!

    She's now 2-yr old. And, I noted that after she slept in aircon room thru the nite, she'll rub her nose frequently in the next day morning.

    So, I'll try the following then:
    1/ Put water in the room
    2/ Keep the mucuos membrane wet with either saline solution or the spray
    3/ Use humidifier (if necessary)

    Will let you know if there're any improvement. Btw, could you kindly PM me the brand of the spray also.

    Thanks-a-ton!!

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