Quick Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Allergies

Well, spring is finally here. When you think of spring what do you think of? Blue skies? Warm weather? What about coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes? For those 35 million Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies, the latter may be top of mind. 

Little ones aren’t immune from allergy symptoms. Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 can have seasonal allergies. Children as young as 1 can be affected by indoor allergens such as dust, dirt and pet hair. 

Here are some quick tips for dealing with your child’s seasonal allergies: 

  1. Know whether your child’s sneeze is due to allergies or due to a cold. Both produce a mucus, but with allergies, the mucus will be clear vs. a thicker green with colds. 
  2. Be cautious about letting allergies go untreated. Many kids with seasonal allergies also suffer from asthma. This can be dangerous if it is not addressed and monitored. 
  3. To avoid pollen, keep the windows in your house shut, limit outdoor activities to the evening and have children shower before bed after being outdoors. Baths can also relieve allergy symptoms. 
  4. Lastly, keep little ones hydrated. Sneezing, coughing and nose blowing can leave them thirsty. 

 What are your allergy relieving tips?