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Allergies suck, don't you agree? (If you don't agree I'm guessing you don't have them). This photo of Camden was taken last year, when he was "mauled" by an overexcited neighbor dog who wanted to get his paws on Camden's oreo (why yes, I'm sure it WAS a double stuffed, oreo, why do you ask?). The dog merely licked Camden, and his face swelled up like this within minutes! It was immediately after that that we determined Camden is allergic to dog saliva (I know, we're geniuses around here). No, we didn't get him tested, we just kind of used deductive reasoning. Based on this "portrait" wouldn't you agree?
Camden (and I) are (so far) the only ones in our family who suffer from seasonal allergies. But, did you know you can develop allergies at any time? That you aren't necessarily born with them? I got them for the first time about 5 years ago. They were pretty bad for a couple of years, but now they have mellowed out to where I don't usually even take anything for them. Camden has had them for about 2 or 3 years. And springtime is the worst. He sneezes a lot, and gets frequently bloody noses as well. And he's always rubbing his eyes. We've found that to keep them under control the best way is to use a combination of medications. Camden takes an over the counter antihistimine like Claritin every day, as well as a prescription nasal spray. I also carry a fast acting antihistimine like Benadryl with me, in case any friendly dogs decide to "attack" Camden with kisses.
Clear to Enjoy Spring: The Allergy Guide for Moms and Kids
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