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4 year old on zyrtec for allergies. Crusting and puffiness on eyes, runny nose, cough. Whitish spots in the throat. Are these allergy symptoms?

hi, my daughter who is 4 years old has been having allergies all her life. she is on prescription zyrtec and nasal spray and patonol eye drops. the past couple of morning she has been waking up to yellow crust and goop all over her eyes and makes it to where she cant open her eyes making her eyes relly puffy and red. also during the day white goop comes out of her eye and really bad watery eyes. she also has a runny nose , and is starting to cough so i looked at her thoat and looks like she has whitish yellowish spots all over the back of her thoat. she hasnt been drinking and eating as much as she usually does. Is all of these syptoms caused by allergies or should i give her something else?
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear..
Presence of whitish yellow spots over back of throat indicate that your daughter might be having Pharyngitis.
Under such condition, anti allergic medications such as Zyrtec & Patonol won't help much.
Management includes:
1. Gargle with warm salt water to relieve throat pain.
2. Analgesics like paracetamol
3. Antibiotics to be started depending upon the result of culture sensitivity report of throat swab.
4. Antihistamine preparations can also be used to provide symptomatic relief. will be better to consult a Pediatrician for further management.
Meanwhile...make sure your daughter avoids taking cold food & drinks, maintains adequate hydration & takes soft, non-spicy foods.
Wishing her a good health & speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Samik Basu's  Response
Thank you for your query.
She has a viral infection.
She has a bad conjunctivitis.
Apply antibiotic eyes drops 4 times daily in each eye for 7 days.
Continue with the other medications.
Give her an antiseptic gaggle if she can.
Consult your local physician.
Hope this answers your query.If you have any other queries kindly direct them to me.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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