Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's Snot Funny

I hate snot. I mean really. It makes me gag. After 3 and a half years of diapers, nothing scares me in that area anymore. I can handle vomit (although we've been lucky not to have to deal with it almost at all). But snot. No way.

That's one reason I can't get excited about spring. We're all (baby Caleb included) hacking and snorting and snotty. Yeah, the trees and flowers are beautiful, but they really make us sick!

My poor husband is on sinus, mucus and pain meds, which are working, kind-of.

I'm on allergy and pain meds, which work, but wear off fast.

The baby is on allergy meds, which work until about one hour before the next dose is due.

The 3 and half year old...nothing has been working! We've tried 4 different meds: Zyrtec, Benadryl, Tylenol Cold and VasoBid (what the baby is on). Nothing. Still loads and loads of snot. My last ditch effort was Claritin. (Enter terrible mom moment...I knew I was getting a sample pack from BzzAgent so I waited for it instead of going to buy one to test...)

I gave Ry one grape chewable Claritin the past two days at lunch and there has not been any snot!

Did you know that 4 out of 10 kids suffer from allergies and two million school days are missed due to seasonal and indoor allergies every year? That’s a lot of days missed — and that doesn’t even include all the days kids spend in an allergy fog!

Studies have shown that the effects of allergies can be significant for kids. Daytime allergy symptoms can impede focus and result in learning problems, while  nighttime allergy symptoms can result in sleep loss and lead to daytime drowsiness. How can a kid be a kid when all they can do is focus on their allergies?

With Children’s Claritin® Grape Chewables, you’ll be able to help give your kids powerful all-day relief from sneezing, runny noses, itchy, watery eyes and other allergy symptoms, without making them jittery or drowsy*. Plus, it's the #1 Pediatrician Recommended non-drowsy allergy brand.

…How Children’s Claritin® can help:
    •  Only Children’s Claritin® provides powerful all-day allergy relief without making
       your child jittery or drowsy*.
    •  Children’s Claritin® can help provide all-day relief from runny noses, itchy,
       watery eyes and other allergy symptoms, helping kids stay focused

They're not even exaggerating. The change in Ry was immediate and has been lasting. He's not drowsy and he's not "spun up" like meds can do to him. He can breathe better, which is helping him sleep better. We're able to get outside and play because he doesn't end up spending the rest of the day sniffling and wiping snot all over everything (he's learning about tissues).

And I haven't gagged in a few days!

So yeah, I recommend Children's Grape Chewable Claritin.

Click here to become a Facebook fan of Claritin and check out the giveaway promotion which will be starting May 6! Then click on the Children's Tab for a $3 off coupon as well as more information about children's allergies and an "allergy profiler".

I was provided with a sample box of Children's Grape Chewable Claritin, as well as coupons, from Claritin through BzzAgent. They also supplied the information regarding allergies and their product. The experience noted is true and is my own. No additional compensation has been provided.

1 comment:

Mellisa Rock said...

Thanks for the great info - The kids all went through terrible allergies when they were little.