Hi all, does anyone know anything about seasonal allergies in infants? My daughter's 5 weeks old and over the past two days she's had a stuffy (not runny) nose and sneezes when I open our windows. Our house is surrounded by trees as we live right next to a protected green zone (which I love) so I'm wondering if she might have allergies. I tried looking up info on the web but my results always come back as food allergies.
She doesn't sound congested in her chest when she breathes just in her nose. She sounds like a pig snorting at times trying to suck air in through her nose. At these times I look and can't even see anything in her nose to suck out. So I think it's back in her nasal cavity. I'm letting her cry a bit more than normal to get the snot running a bit so I can at least suck something out give her some relief. This seems to work but after a while, she's snorting again.
During the day, I'm ok watching her but I'm nervous about going to bed at night if she's this congested. I may just end up taking her to the doctor to see about giving her some type of medicine but I thought I'd come here first to see if any of you have experience with this. I really don't want to give her medicine since she's so tiny but I'm even more nervous about going to sleep tonight if she can't breather properly.
We don't have animals, nobody smokes, don't have central air in our home, and don't have carpets--so I think that eliminates a few other allergens. I stopped dairy products 2 weeks ago because they seemed to make her cranky-would a food allergy cause something like this?
Ok, this is a long post but I'm hoping someone will have some experience and advice. Thanks in advance!!