Tips for Keeping Kids Allergies in Check
It Takes a Village
Between going to school, having play dates with friends, or spending the night at grandma’s house, your child’s exposure to both outdoor and indoor allergens are somewhat out of your control. However, you can still manage your child’s exposure to allergens by sitting down with everyone who comes into regular contact with your child and explaining your child’s allergies to them. This lets them know how they can help prevent your child from suffering symptoms.
Wash Away Allergens
Your child may not always remember to tell you that they were exposed to an allergy trigger, or allergy triggers, which include petting a bunny at school, or rolling in a pile of dried leaves at a friend’s house. Hence, to minimise their exposure to allergens, have them make it a habit to wash their faces and hands thoroughly with soap and water when they come home.
It’s important to talk openly with your children about common allergy triggers. Equipping them with this information will help them to look out for, and avoid these allergens. For example, dust in a classroom or their best friend’s cat. One easy way to start this conversation with a child is by reading Casey and the School Day Sneezes, a free eBook about allergies in children, to them.
Keep Track Of Allergy Symptoms
A child's allergy symptoms may include a runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and an itchy throat. To track your child’s symptoms effectively, you can opt to use this handy worksheet, which will also help you to better understand the cause of all that sniffling and sneezing.
Allergies can have a debilitating effect on sleep, cause daytime fatigue and impact your child’s academic performance. Therefore, it is essential that your child is getting enough restful sleep daily in order for them to be at their best every day. Don’t forget to do the same for yourself!
Be sure to keep children’s allergy medicine on hand for whenever allergy symptoms may strike. Consult your doctor or local pharmacist to know the important considerations when it comes to children’s allergy medicine.
Conquer The Great Outdoors
Outdoor allergens such as can quickly turn a child’s fun day out to a miserable experience for children who suffer from allergies. Identifying easy-to-implement tips for managing an outdoor allergy can enable you to alleviate your child’s symptoms effectively, and allow your little one to enjoy more of the great outdoors, worry-free.
Give Indoor Allergies The Boot
There are also lots of allergens in and around the house and other indoor places, like , and . These can be hard to avoid but following these easy tips will help you to manage your child's better.
And when your child's allergies strike, consider giving them Children's Loratadine (Claritin®), which works in as fast as 15 minutes5, is non-drowsy6,7 vs. first-generation antihistamines and cetirizine, and provides allergy relief for up to 24 hours7.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.
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