Allergies: How to Keep Things Easier for Your Kid

By Allergy News
In News
Jun 17th, 2016

NLMThe National Library of Medicine has recently published an article on easing your child’s allergies. A few tips include paying attention to the pollen count, closing the windows, and running the air conditioner. Despite available over-the-counter medicines, it is best to consult with the child’s physician just to be sure that you are purchasing the right one.

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Up to 40 percent of children in the United States have nasal allergies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

These kids likely have persistent sneezing, along with a stuffy or runny nose. These symptoms — known as allergic rhinitis — are more likely to develop if one or both parents have allergies, the agency noted.

Nasal allergies can be caused by outdoor allergens such as plant pollens (seasonal allergies) or indoor allergens such as mold, dust mites and pet dander.

If your child has seasonal allergies, pay attention to pollen counts and try to keep him or her inside when pollen levels are high, the FDA suggests.

In the spring and summer, during the grass pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the evening. In the late summer and early fall, during ragweed pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the morning. Some molds may also be seasonal. For example, leaf mold is more common in the fall, the FDA said.

Besides monitoring pollen counts, it often helps to keep windows closed in the house and car and run the air conditioner.

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