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Old 06-30-2003, 02:24 AM - Thread Starter
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DS has allergies: dog, cat, dust, dander, mold, some pollen, and mosquito bites turn into huge bumps the size of .50 pieces or bigger. We have a dog that I try to keep outside as often as possible and clean up after as much as I can. He gets wheezy, sniffly and ecxema (sp?) Anyway, ds is on zyrtec and nasonex and I'm concerned about him being on them all the time. Is there something else I can try that will treat his allergies from the inside out? He's only 4 and he's been on this stuff for over a yr now. It's worked well, but I'm worried about all the meds.

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You might consult a homeopath. My ND gave me a homeopathic region-specific medicine for hayfever, as well as recommending quercitin, and it seems to be helping.
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Old 06-30-2003, 04:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Oops! Forgot to mention the dust mites, he's allergic to them too! I should have listed the few things he's not allergic to!
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I would go to a homeopath or chiropractor. They will work on the underlying causes.

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A word of warning about Quercitin. It contains phytoestrogens. I did not feel it was the right remedy for my dd.

I agree a homeopath would be your best bet. There are so many remedies for allergies and some very subtle differences. It took me quite a while to find the right one for dd. Also, since many allergies are season specific, that will need to be looked at.
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Old 07-01-2003, 12:04 AM - Thread Starter
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Sorry, I should probably do a search on the net, but what is a phytoestrogen and why is it questionable?

I'm so new to this and there is so much information to learn my head is spinning! It's hard enough being a mom from day to day, I'm developing distrust for my drs and now I have to second guess them. I know it's healthy, but it's becoming overwhelming!
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http://www.vegansociety.com/html/info/info18.html

Here is one link on phytoestrogens.
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