A practical guide for helping children with allergies


Watching your child struggle with allergies is nearly as awful for you as it is for your child because you know how miserable the suffering feels. Once your child’s allergies present themselves, you have to jump into action. Prevention is always better as your little one won’t have to deal with a stuffy nose, raw throat, or itchy, watery eyes.

Naturally, you want to take your child to see a doctor to isolate the causes of the allergies. Dust, dander, and pollen are some of the most common causes of allergy symptoms and, fortunately, they’re relatively easy to deal with on your own. Depending on your child’s allergy severity and the symptoms that present themselves, your child’s doctor may want to prescribe medication. You can consider over-the-count options or opt for natural home remedies. From specially brewed teas to teaspoons of honey, you’ll find dozens of allergy relief possibilities.

You can make changes at home, too. Try changing your child’s bedding for bed linens that are more hypoallergenic. Tackle all the areas in the home that get dusty, such as baseboards, ceiling fans, and areas under beds. You also need to make sure that your HVAC system is free of pollutants and operating efficiently. A smoothly running HVAC system may clear up allergy symptoms for your children. Expand your battle against indoor pollutants to your office, too — you never know what you’re bringing home since allergens can be tenacious. Learn more about how to fight back against allergies in the following infographic.

allergy infographic