I took my son in because he had what looked like a growth in his left nostril. I was concerned because he's been making a strange sound, off and on, for a few months. I needed someone with more gadgets and experience.
The doctor looked in his ears. He looked in his nose. He asked him questions like:
Sore throat? No.
Tummy pain? No.
Blah, blah, blah... no, no, no.
My boy has had zero other symptoms for this condition- hence me not taking him in until I saw something that wasn't supposed to look like it did.
Diagnosis: allergic rhinitis
Prescriptions: Flucitasone and Alavert
(a steroid and an antihistamine)
Thank you very much for the diagnosis but I am NOT going to fill either of those prescriptions. Why? Because there is a high likelihood of nasty side effects that could give him some or all of the things listed above- that he currently doesn't have.
Revisit diagnosis for a moment.
Allergic: based in allergies; a histamine issue
I've got essential oils for that and specific nutrients for that.
Rhinitis: inflammation/ swelling of mucous membranes in the nose
I've got essential oils and specific nutrients to handle inflammation too.
So, essential oils and whole food nutrition it is! And all without side effects!!! Sure, it will take some time for his body to right itself, but it will do so without synthetic chemicals muckying up his body so that he will emerge stronger than before. Plus, he will be equipped with the knowledge of how to help his body handle a histamine overload and inflammation.
Side note about the pēd... I shared with him that we've been supporting our son's kidneys with digestive enzymes because our son wasn't breaking down proteins well enough and his eyes had those purple "bags". Those bags are almost gone now, by the way. The doc quickly dismissed my information and said "We see those with allergies. We call them allergy shiners." Well, okay, sure. However, if they were allergy related... why are they almost gone but my son's conditioned hasn't improved? Hmmm? Also, the doc NEVER asked me anything about my family's dietary lifestyle or environmental stresses. NOTHING! He jumped to the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis and promptly prescribed TWO medications. This is ridiculous. What if my son's allergies aren't seasonal? What if there is an antogonistic nutrient or environmental stressor? Guess I'll just have to find that answer out for myself. I should pay me!