Illnesses & Symptoms: Preschooler, Saline Drops

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How to Break up Phlegm in 4 Year-old

Ok, so last time I posted I asked for help with my mosquito magnet 4 yo. Someone suggested menthol ointment on certain parts of body. I continue to spray my son with bite blocker and now add the menthol ointment, too. We've been doing this every day for weeks since the post. NOT.ONE.BUG.BITE. I swear, it's like a miracle. So, I'm testing my luck again for another miracle. My son gets bad coughing when he catches a cold that disturbs his naps and overnight sleep. He used to have severe breathing issues with a cold (and only with a...


Is This Allergies?

My 4-year-old has always had "issues" that seem to be allergy-related, but...


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Giving a Preschooler Daily Allergy Medication

My Doctor has prescribed my son (who will turn 2 in 2 days) Zyrtec to take daily. have other moms had good experiences with their preschool kids on Zyrtec? My son has very frequent runny nose/congestion which then turns into secondary infection (ear infection). My mom thinks I should get him allergy tested. Is that a practical thing to do at his young age? Any body else had their 2 yr old allergy tested? What then happens after testing? I have never had allergies myself and am relying on other people's advice (and of course the...