Ask Dr. Taz MD: April 22nd, 2014

Dear Dr. Taz,
I have been following your allergy information. My 11-year -old has terrible environmental allergies (no food allergies). He is hard to manage because he has no external symptoms. Just allergy shiners under his eyes and a fluid build-up in his ears with some post nasal drip and a sore throat. He has taken all Rx and OTC allergy medications, but none seem to work over a long period of time. I would like to get him off of the Zyrtec and Flonase and go natural for him, but not sure what to use that will help him since his symptoms are never mentioned in anything I read. He has been taking meds year round since we live in Florida and there is always something blooming. Would love your help! Thanks for your time!

Your son may benefit from liver support and regular juicing with dark greens to help his immune system. I would have him checked for candida overgrowth, and lower both sugar and dairy in his diet. Also, I would add 1 tsp -2 tsp of black seed oil daily. I would give this regimen at least 3 weeks before you try taking him off any medications. Good Luck!