Instead of suffering from a cold, your baby may be suffering from seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergens affect lots of children, although newborn seasonal allergies are rare. These types of allergies tend to develop after a cumulative exposure to particular allergens.
How do I know if my baby has seasonal allergies?
Allergy symptoms in babies and toddlers
- Dark under-eye circles.
- Itchiness that causes her to rub her nose and/or eyes.
- Watery, red or puffy eyes.
- Frequent mouth breathing.
- A hacking, dry cough that produces clear mucus.
- Irritability, restlessness or excessive fatigue.
Can babies under 1 have seasonal allergies?
Can Babies Get Seasonal Allergies? Seasonal allergies are usually caused by pollen from weeds, grasses, and trees. These types of allergies are actually very rare in babies, and they aren’t typically seen until children are 2 or 3 years old at the earliest.
Can my 7 month old have allergies?
Babies under two years of age, rarely, if ever, manifest symptoms of seasonal allergies. Babies may have eczema, food allergies, or indoor environmental allergies, but as allergists will say, “you have to have lived through the season, then be re-exposed to the season” to mount an allergic response to seasonal pollens.
Can a 6 month old have environmental allergies?
“Infant allergies to foods can start as soon as a food is introduced, but infant allergies to environmental allergens are unlikely,” says Heidi Renner, MD, an assistant professor and internal medicine and pediatric specialist at the Loyola University Medical Center in suburban Chicago.
What can I give my 2 month old for allergies?
Allergy Help for Infants
Oral antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), and Allegra (fexofenadine) are available OTC in kid-friendly formulations. These meds help with sneezing, itching, eye irritation, and runny nose.
How do you treat allergies in babies?
Treating Allergies in Babies and Toddlers
- Pills or liquids called antihistamines to ease skin rashes or a runny nose.
- Inhalers to use when your child has trouble breathing.
- An EpiPen for emergency treatment of a life-threatening reaction.
- Administering peanut immunotherapy drops under the tongue.
Can a baby be allergic to cats?
What are the chances my baby will be allergic to my dog or cat? Anyone can develop a pet allergy. However, your child is more at risk for developing a pet allergy if she: Has a strong family history of allergies or asthma.
When can a baby get allergy tested?
You can have your child tested at any age, however, skin tests generally aren’t done in children under the age of 6 months. Allergy tests may be less accurate in very young children.
Why does my newborn sneeze so much?
Primarily, newborns sneeze a lot because they have to. Newborns have smaller nasal passages than adults and may have to literally clear their noses more often than adults do, since they can get clogged more easily. They sneeze to get rid of anything from breast milk to mucus, smoke, and even dust bunnies in the air.
Can teething cause congestion?
While many experts agree that teething does not cause congestion or a runny nose, the stress involved with teething may make infants more susceptible to childhood illnesses.
What can I give my 6 month old baby for allergies?
The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the prescription antihistamine Zyrtec for the treatment of year-round allergies in infants as young as 6 months old. It’s the first and only antihistamine – over-the-counter or prescription – demonstrated with clinical trials to be safe in infants this young.
When should I worry about my baby’s congestion?
Go to the emergency room if your baby:
Will not drink fluids. Has a cough that causes vomiting or skin changes. Coughs up blood. Has problems breathing or is turning blue around the lips or mouth.
Why do babies rub their nose?
Your baby could have a cold
It could be that there is something else going on with your babe. Your little one could have a cold and as a result of that has a runny nose. Your baby doesn’t know what else to do but to keep rubbing at their nose.