Best allergy remedy for a four month old...

My son's allergies are bothering him. His left eye looks puffy and is red. I thought about taking a damp wash cloth and gently wiping his eye. Would this help?

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
    05/03/14
    Yea warm wash cloth would help some.
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    05/03/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Thank you. I was not sure. I didn't want to irritate it any further but he still keeps rubbing it.
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    05/03/14
    I hope he feels better! Wipe from inside corner out .
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      05/03/14
      4Katie
      Our doctor told us yesterday that sadly there are no FDA approved allergy medications for kids under age two. They suggested natural remedies such as always have a cool mist humidifier running at all times, keeping windows shut during high pollen times or when it is windy, trying to keep the house as clean as possible, and reducing the amount of scents we use (soap, detergent, lotion, perfumes).

      Do you know what your son is allergic to? Or what triggers his allergies? What kind of symptoms is he having?
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      05/04/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Yes, cigarette smoke. I am as well. We get the same symptoms, too. We do not smoke nor do we allow smoke around him, but our next door neighbors smoke and it wafts over here. Also, people up town smoke right by the entrance! If people want to smoke, that is fine but don't be so rude about it and smoke right in front of the store. Even the smell on someone's clothes gets to us. A man that reeked of cigar smoke came into the WIC office and my son's eyes began to leak water. We cannot afford a sitter and most of his family members smoke, unfortunately, so he goes with us (I am more comfortable with him being with me anyway). I was told by his pediatrician that humidifiers have been causing breathing problems because of the vapors. He said even hospitals have stopped using them.
      In Cali, they had a rule about not smoking within 20 feet of a business or building entrance. I wish they had that rule here.

      I used the warm wash cloth and that seemed to help. He had a rough night last night, so I am letting him sleep.

      We did switch detergents a while back because the Arm & Hammer was causing hives and rashes, and it was even the extra sensitive, dye and perfume free. So, we went back to ALL Free & Clear and they went away. I also had to quit using this calming lotion on him. We mainly stick to Aveeno and Dove Sensitive because they do not cause skin irritations. He has very fair skin like his father, so we have to stick to certain brands. He did not inherit my Native American genes, that's for sure. My poor little man.
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        05/03/14
        I take an old pan and boil water on the stovetop and put a few drops of tea tree oil in it and let it simmer for a while. It helps clear him and my husband up.
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        05/04/14
        Melissa Middleton
        I will need to try that when he gets super stuffy. :) Thank you.
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        05/04/14
        Melissa Middleton
        I like natural remedies. :) I will need to try that when he gets super stuffy, thank you.
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        Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com