My 5 year old seems to be suffering with seasonal allergies. Runny/stuffy nose, sneezing and the typical symptoms. Do allergy meds lower platelets? I hate to give meds but I feel so bad for her. Please give me some feedback as what can help without affecting her platelet count.
I don't know the answer to your question Turbo. If you have the name of the allergy drug you are thinking about, perhaps doing a PDSA search on the brand name, or, active ingredient name one can get an answer from previous posts.
Yeah, it would be hard to tell without knowing what you plan to use! I’m not sure about children’s ITP as I have no experience or knowledge about it, but I thought I’d tell you about what I take for allergy season. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine HCl) 10mg once a day and have told my hematologist about it. He has not told me to stop taking it and as far as I know, it has not affected my platelet levels. If you want to try that, you can ask your child’s doctor if it is ok for her to take or ask for a recommendation that won’t mess with her platelet levels!
Turbo do you take your daughter to a hematologist? Why not put the question to him/her?!
I have no experience with children & ITP as I am an adult who was diagnosed ITP in 1989. I do use the generic [from Costco] of Claritin daily, sometimes 2x a day, from February to October and if winter comes later then I take it longer. Also I will take the normal Mucenix daily to keep thing flowing. So far I don't think either has lowered my count. Now - remember I'm an adult, your daughter is a precious young child so I am not telling you what to use only telling you what I use.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
thank you all for the input. We do see a hematologist and I will be asking her for her thoughts. I always like to get suggestions from fellow itp’rs
I know they make children’s Claritin and I think Zyrtec as well. I was hoping another parent had experienced the same and can tell me if their child's numbers were effected.
Once my hemo or her pediatrician tells me what I can use then I will be doing a search I will also update on here as PDSA has truly been helpful to our journey.
My 12 years old son also has a pretty bad seasonal allergy. We gave him Singulair at night and Zyrtec in the morning. He was also on Promacta. For the last two months, I don't think it affects his count at all. We also checked with our hemo and he said it is fine to take both allergy medicine. But I did make sure that it has at least two hours between allergy med and Promacta.
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