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TOPIC: Allergy Season

Allergy Season 1 year 2 months ago #66502

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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.

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Allergy Season 1 year 2 months ago #66504

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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.
pdsa.org/discussion-group/search.html

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Allergy Season 1 year 2 months ago #66506

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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!

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Allergy Season 1 year 2 months ago #66508

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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.

Good luck!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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Allergy Season 1 year 2 months ago #66511

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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.

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Allergy Season 1 year 2 months ago #66626

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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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