Seasonal allergies can affect people of all ages, causing sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and a barrage of other symptoms. These symptoms can make kids-and their parents- miserable, especially if they do not know the cause of the symptoms and continue to suffer day after day. Following are a few tips to help kids with seasonal allergies.
See a Doctor
Identifying allergies is the first step to finding relief. Doctor’s may be able to prescribe medication and give advice that can ease symptoms.
When pollen counts are high, keeping kids inside can help to mitigate allergy symptoms. Keeping air filters and ducts clean is important, though, because pollen can invade the indoor air if not filtered out properly.
Sneezing and coughing can leave kids parched and uncomfortable. Making sure that a bottle of water is nearby and encouraging them to drink it can improve discomfort.
Control the Moisture
Dry air can make breathing uncomfortable, especially when allergy symptoms cause a lot of coughing and sneezing. Air that is too moist can cause mold to grow and exacerbate allergy symptoms. Controlling the moisture levels in the home can ease the issues.
Start a Warm Shower
A warm shower creates steam that can help clear out mucus and make breathing easier and more comfortable. If kids are young, a warm bath may have the same effect. The soothing warmth can also distract kids from their symptoms for a while.
Purchase Quality Tissues
Cheap tissues can leave noses and faces raw and uncomfortable when used frequently. Buying tissues that are softer and contain lotion or aloe can stop the Rudolph look.
Hot tea can soothe aching throats and improve hydration. When making tea, avoid using milk as it can worsen congestion. Opt for honey and lemon, as these have soothing abilities.