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Old 10-15-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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I will try to keep this thread as short as possible.
I have two nephews who are living with me two days a week (situation will change after New Year).
One Nephew all of sudden developed some extreme allergy problem. (Is it due to stress? The doctor has no ideas why.) The other nephew can go anywhere, eat anything and he won't get sick.

I have kept two boys indoors most of the days. But I feel it is unfair to the healthy boy. We used to go out to eat every weekend, now we stay home. We used to go to the parks, art classes, now we stay home.

How do you plan fun times for both when one boy is healthy, the other one is not?

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Old 10-15-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Find another doctor. If your nephew is becoming that ill suddenly there is something wrong, physically or psychologically and you need to find out ASAP.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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For what exactly did he test positive?
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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He has drippy nose and itchy eyes when I take him out. Since he is with me couple of days a week, I don't want to take that risk taking him out. He gets much better staying in doors.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Okay... but what exactly did he test positive for? Knowing that is very important!
He obviously is NOT allergic to everything.....
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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One thing he is taking is Astepro nasal sprays. That is all I know.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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I don't think I would keep either child indoors all the time over a drippy nose and itchy eyes. Get some tissues and get out and about.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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He has drippy nose and itchy eyes when I take him out. Since he is with me couple of days a week, I don't want to take that risk taking him out. He gets much better staying in doors.
It sounds like he has seasonal allergies maybe?
I went ALL summer with no issues and spent the last two weeks unable to wear any eye make up whatsoever because my eyes itched so bad, I was sneezing and my nose was running. Its finally over.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I will try to keep this thread as short as possible.
I have two nephews who are living with me two days a week (situation will change after New Year).
One Nephew all of sudden developed some extreme allergy problem. (Is it due to stress? The doctor has no ideas why.) The other nephew can go anywhere, eat anything and he won't get sick.

I have kept two boys indoors most of the days. But I feel it is unfair to the healthy boy. We used to go out to eat every weekend, now we stay home. We used to go to the parks, art classes, now we stay home.

How do you plan fun times for both when one boy is healthy, the other one is not?
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He has drippy nose and itchy eyes when I take him out. Since he is with me couple of days a week, I don't want to take that risk taking him out. He gets much better staying in doors.
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One thing he is taking is Astepro nasal sprays. That is all I know.
Sounds like severe hay fever. I was fine all Spring and Summer up until about 2 weeks ago. Lots of people in my office are suffering from hay fever allergies as well. Not sure why the doctor doesn't know. I imagine they would have ran allergy tests. I say take a box of Kleenex and his nasal spray and keep doing what you were doing. My friend's son has extreme food and sun allergies (he has some kind of dermetitis--I forget what it's called). She lotions him up and they go out and about. Does your nephew have any skin allergies or is it just the nose and eyes?
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Your nephew has minimal allergies. The way your OP sounded as if he has deadly allergies is he miserable when he goes outside? Or are you just worried?

I have horrible allergies and go out all the time. It bothers me, but not to the point of staying indoors constantly. Talk to your nephew how he feels.

Please do not refer to your nephew as not healthy because he has allergies!
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