Are your kids sneezing, coughing, and having runny nose or watery eyes just as soon as the
season changes? Is this a regular occurrence? If your answer is yes, then your children are
most likely suffering from seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergies, as the name suggests, are allergies commonly experienced during
weather or seasonal changes. It usually attacks when it is time for nature to release spores
and minute pollen particles in the air to grow more plants. While this event brings more
flowers and greens in the surroundings, it unfortunately brings a lot of discomfort especially
Below is a list of what you can do to help your children during allergy attacks:
●Get a proper diagnosis – It is still best to pay your pediatrician a visit for accurate
diagnosis and to prevent it from getting worse. Don’t forget that there are times when
simple allergies can lead to serious conditions like asthma attacks. The doctor can also
tell you the particular cause of allergy so it would be easier for you to do some damage
●Minimize, if not totally eliminate, exposure to possible allergens – There is really no one
cure-all medicine for seasonal allergies but you can lessen its chance of occurring. You
can limit your children’s outdoor activities and let them stay indoors with windows closed
(just use air-conditioning if hot) during allergy season.
●Practice good hygiene – In the rare instances that your children step outside, make sure
that they wash their hands or shower and change their clothes upon entering the house.
●Postpone tending the garden and lawn for a while – Even if you love gardening and
keeping your lawn manicured all the time, you should postpone it for a while. Mowing the
lawn during allergy season will help spread pollen and spores in the air all the more.
The items on the list are just some of the things that you can do to minimize your children’s
discomfort brought about by seasonal allergies. At the end of the day, tender loving care and
a dash of know-how will always be the best allergy relief.