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3 Tips on Helping Children Beat Seasonal Allergies

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3 Tips on Helping Children Beat Seasonal Allergies

Spring is definitely a season to look forward to. The warmer weather, budding flowers, and the realization that Summer is just around the corner. But to some people, Spring also brings allergies, seasonal allergies. Just when we thought that winter colds were long gone – we start hearing sneezes and sniffles. We want to offer our kids relief so finding a solution that can help is essential. What are some tips to help children with their allergies?

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Spring Cleaning

Allergy season is a great time to do a thorough Spring cleaning. It is a great time to change out your air filters. Those air filters trap pet dander, pollen, dust mites, and so much more. When Spring time comes we have more allergens in the air which stay trapped in the filter. Changing the filter regularly will help avoid build-up. Dusting around the house also help with any allergens that may have entered your home. Vacuuming with a HEPA filter helps in watching all those allergens that cling to our shoes.

3 Tips on Beating Seasonal Allergies for Children

Know what triggers their allergies

Allergy testing may be exactly what your child needs in order to understand the triggers. I know exactly what my son is allergic to because of his allergy test. We found out all his allergies are environmental. The allergy test was such a game-changer for us because we learned what triggered his allergies and when they occurred – always around Spring/Summer. Once we knew what affected his allergies we avoided certain types of grass and tried to stay away from certain trees/plants. Be sure to check the weather report for pollen and mold counts.

At the end of the day, we just want our kids to feel happy and healthy. I am constantly reading up on ways to help my son coop with his allergies. There are definitely days that are better than others but we’ve learned how to deal with it. I always make sure to talk to my son about what to look for and if he feels anything to let the nurse in school know or to advise mom or dad. He has dealt with allergies since he was an infant so he is really good at changing his sheets because of his dust mite allergy or making sure to wear long pants if he knows he’s going to be on grass.

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What are some tips you have when dealing with allergies? 

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  • Reply Mindy DeLisi

    It’s strange that I saw this, my kid woke up with a stuffy nose and I don’t even think he has allergies…I wonder now..

    April 3, 2017 at 9:37 am
  • Reply mami2jcn

    My tip is to change your clothes after you’ve been playing outside.

    April 3, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Audrey Stewart

    We use an air purifier in the house.

    April 3, 2017 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Kim Henrichs

    Lots and lots of dusting!! We also have a couple of air purifiers in the house that help a lot.

    April 3, 2017 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Elle

    Washing hands after being outside is big and to use an air purifier w/ an allergy filter.

    April 3, 2017 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Jeanna

    I just purchased an air purifier and it seems to be helping!

    April 3, 2017 at 11:43 am
  • Reply LaTanya

    We keep our home clean and use an air purifier

    April 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Tamra Phelps

    Oh, I wish I knew how to beat allergies. They seem to be a recurring theme in my family. The best advice I have is try to prevent them (whether through meds, shots or homeopathic remedies) rather than waiting for them to hit. Once that congestion & runny nose & eyes hits…yuck.

    April 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Elena

    my tip is to stock up on allergy medicine

    April 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    My tip is to vacuum your house regularly and keep windows shut during peak pollen times.

    April 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Chrissy

    My primary allergy tip is to try to eat as many local fruit and veggies as possible. Not only are they good for you, but eating locally has really helped our bodies become more “immune” to the allergens in our area.

    April 3, 2017 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Jessica To

    I have to change the air filters in our home often. I also take allergy medicine in the spring.

    April 3, 2017 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Amber Cheras

    My allergy tip is to drink plenty of water and get plenty of vitamin c. Wash bed spreads weekly and vacuum daily to keep allergens away.

    April 3, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Melissa C

    Take allergy medicine before symptoms show to keep them at bay

    April 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Kathie Craig

    My boys take over the counter medication daily to deal with their allergies. We try to keep the carpet vacuumed and their linens clean also.

    April 3, 2017 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    We try to keep dust from collecting in our house.

    April 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Jessica Mcfarlin

    We encourage hand wash like crazy & change outside clothes. Most importantly no shoes in the house.

    April 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Melissa Craig

    I keep benidryl handy at all times in the spring and summer, the cream especially in the summer, my daughter welts with mosquito bites

    April 3, 2017 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply shelly peterson

    We take our shoes off at the door and keep the windows closed. We usually take allergy medicine to help.

    April 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply jeremy mclaughlin

    We use an air purifier, which helps with my sons allergies.

    April 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    We don’t have allergies, but my friend who does swears by sinus rinses.

    April 3, 2017 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Cheryl B

    We wash our hands and faces after being outside.

    April 3, 2017 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Sandra U.

    Wash hands often and change clothes after being out. We also use a cool mist humidifier to help with the sniffles and sneezes.

    April 3, 2017 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Debnmike moretti

    I have terrible allergies. My allergy doctor says to not open your bedroom window during allergy season as you are letting all the pollen in your bed. Allergies are 10 times worse at night, so I take my medicine between 3-5 pm.

    April 3, 2017 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Barbara Montag

    Best allergy tips – keep your windows closed and use an air purifier.
    thank you

    April 4, 2017 at 3:17 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    We Take allergy medicine

    April 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply heather

    My allergy tips are to be prepared and clean the house daily.

    April 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Jessica Beard

    We wash our hands and face after we come inside. Changing clothes and leaving windows closed sometimes helps too.

    April 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Steve Weber

    My tip is to not touch your face or mouth after being indoors.

    April 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Will G

    My tip is to keep everything super clean.

    April 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Nancy Loring

    Now that spring is finally here I like to open the windows and dust and air out the house. Are allergies are worse in the Spring.

    April 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    My tip for controlling allergies include using a air purifier and watching pollen counts.

    April 4, 2017 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Madonna

    I have a really good air purifier because of allergies.

    April 5, 2017 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Amy Stonger

    I use an air purifier and dust daily.

    April 5, 2017 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Williams

    Lots of vitamin c and d have been a huge help for us!

    April 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Sarah Hayes

    we buy local honey and try to keep the house dust free

    April 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Karrie

    I use an air purifier

    April 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Brandon Sparks

    My kids take daily vitamins and we have an air purifier in our home.

    April 6, 2017 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Sarah Mayer

    We take pills and make sure to change filters in the house.

    April 6, 2017 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Heather Hayes Panjon

    My tip is to keep air filters changed, dust and clean, keep window shut.

    April 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Tracie Cooper

    We use a humidifier and try to keep clutter at a minimum.

    April 6, 2017 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Nicole Martin

    I am fortunate to not have any allergies in my household!

    April 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm
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