Hi Dr. Sears- I was wondering what you recommend regarding vaccinating during allergy season. We live on the east coast and have been experiencing a very early spring and because of this allergies are in full swing. Runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes. Do you have the same advice with regard to allergies as you do when one is sick? To not vaccinate with symptoms or wait for a period of time? I know it's not the same as being sick but I'm wondering if allergies affect the immune system the same way. Also, do you have any recommendations for allergy relief ? I read that it's not safe to use an OTC allergy medication for a little one under 5 so I'm not sure what to do.
Thanks so much in advance for your time.