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Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:25 pm

Hi everyone, I am seeking advice about Piriton.

Poor little Kuchar has become rather thin coated on his underside as he has grown up, especially his inner thighs and around his "little man". He licks, chews, chobbles and scratches very often, and now his skin, which is easily visible in these places, looks pink, rashy and inflamed. If anyone can remember what German measles rash looks like on humans, this is what it looks like on Kuchar. I've got a strong suspicion that he is reactive to grasses and now that the long grasses are shedding pollen, his eyes have got a bit gummy too.

So, after recommendations from Caryll a few months ago, I plucked up courage and bought some Piriton today. To my great surprise I didn't get the third degree from the chemist department at Tesco! although I had my story all ready about my niece who suffers from hay fever (most of it true, so I wouldn't blush and stammer when the questioning started). Hooray! Now I have 30 Piriton tablets.

My question is, how much should I give Kuchar? Each tablet is 4mg chlorphenamine maleate. The dosage for children aged 6 to 12 years is half a tablet every 4-6 hours. Should I give him half a tablet?

I would very much appreciate your advice for my itchy little boy.
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Re: Piriton

Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:29 pm

Poor thing!

I'd start off with half a tablet, then adjust as necessary. happy The good thing is that it's extremely difficult to overdose on antihistamines. Once it reaches its full potential, it doesn't do anything else. If you feel that half a tablet isn't working to full effect, you can increase to a whole tablet! happy
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Re: Piriton

Post by Caryll on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:33 pm

Yes, I'd start with half a tablet, twice a day. I'd also wipe his thin furred bits with a damp cloth when you come in as well. If it is grass sap or grass pollen, you'll remove a lot of it before it really irritates!

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Re: Piriton

Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:36 pm

Damp cloth is good. happy If you do that, make sure you dry folded areas properly though (groin, armpits, for example) to avoid irritation.
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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:40 pm

Thank you Eleanor!  hug 

I've just given him half a tablet wrapped in a bit of cheese.

I'm glad to know that it is difficult to OD on them, which is what was worrying me.
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Re: Piriton

Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:41 pm

hug No problem!

Hope he feels better soon!
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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:47 pm

Thank you both for your extra advice about wiping with a damp cloth. I don't know why I hadn't thought of that myself - doh. Maybe because I and my family have been very lucky and not had to contend with allergies before (except my niece, who inherited it from my brother-in-law).

I'll see how we go - I know that I was given Piriton 3 months ago after my op (to cope with post-morphine itching) and it worked like magic.



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Post by Caryll on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:51 pm

It's pretty good stuff, although it doesn't work for everybody funnily enough.

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Re: Piriton

Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:55 pm

Piriton has been a God send for me when Demps has been shedding! laughing

No, it doesn't always work, depending on the type and severity of an allergy. Most of the time, though, it will at least offer some sort of relief. For severe allergies or in situations where the person/dog is in constant contact with the allergen, something else might be needed to treat it.
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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:19 pm

Ok, thank you - I'll try not to pin my hopes on it. I'll give it a chance (that and the wiping) and see how we get on.
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:22 pm

Didn't mean to make you doubt it! laughing Honestly, it'll most likely work! I'll be very surprised if it doesn't.

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Re: Piriton

Post by Caryll on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:25 pm

LyndaW wrote:Ok, thank you - I'll try not to pin my hopes on it.  I'll give it a chance (that and the wiping) and see how we get on.

It usually does work - some vets will tell you that Piriton doesn't work for dogs, and will then prescribe you tablets which have exactly the same ingredients for 3 times the cost + a consultation fee!

I've read about some fantastic results with dogs that have scratched themselves raw & the Piriton has given them such ease. thumbs up 

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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:32 pm

Yes, Kuchar is beginning to chew and scratch himself raw  sad  I have every hopes for Piriton and that is obviously the first place to start. I'll wait and see .....
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Re: Piriton

Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:43 pm

Poor Kuchar! sad  empathy 
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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:55 pm

Thank you Caryll and Eleanor - fingers crossed !
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Re: Piriton

Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:01 pm

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Post by Rubyroo11 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:05 pm

You can give up to 4 a day, I used to put vaseline on my dog before going out to act as a barrier and then wipe off when I got in, allergies are nightmare

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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:17 pm

another good tip I hadn't though of! Thank you Roobyroo  hug 
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Post by tracyp on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:59 am

Do you have savlon there? Human cream. Jess gets terrible rashes & as long as you can stop them licking for 1/2 hr.... brilliant & fast working. Heat subsides, redness diminishes, also an antiseptic. Over 2 days...twice a day....gone!
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Re: Piriton

Post by Eleanor on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:13 am

You could also try politely asking Kuchar to keep his belly away from the grass. Perhaps he'll listen! laughing
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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:49 pm

Yes Tracy, we have Savlon - I might give that a go.

And no, Eleanor, he won't listen! He seems to find this pleasantly warm weather a bit much and will flop down froggy fashion onto the grass before I can stop him. I often have to haul him to his feet by his collar! Although the thought arises that I could restrict his walkies to the pavements ..... that will be desperation measures though.
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Post by Caryll on Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:50 pm

LyndaW wrote: and will flop down froggy fashion onto the grass before I can stop him.  I often have to haul him to his feet by his collar!

That's exactly what Dempsey does! laughing 

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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:07 pm

That really is exactly what Dempsey does! laughing

Grass is heaven for our dogs in this weather! tongue
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Re: Piriton

Post by LyndaW on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:08 pm

It's kinda cute, and other people think it's hilarious, but it can be a royal pain!
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:10 pm

laughing It's like they know you can't do anything about it! If you try to haul them up, people think they're being abused!
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