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25 Apr 2016 | TAGS:

Allergies and Children

Children can be even more vulnerable to allergies than adults. Sometimes, children can have trouble expressing why they’re not feeling so well, so it’s up to us to keep an eye out for certain symptoms. For example, take a look at a runny/itchy nose. Its mucus is clear and runnier than a thick yellow mucus from that of a cold.

You can explain allergies to kids the easy way. For instance, since allergen can a be a tricky word for kids to understand or remember, they should know that pollen, which is a common allergen, can make them sick even if they can’t see it. Pollen is a powder that a lot of plants make, and people can breathe it in during spring, summer, and fall. Also, you can explain that a-choo’s are caused when histamine, a chemical that lives inside our bodies, tries to push out pollen by making us sneeze, giving us itchy, watery eyes, or making our nose run.

Why is school season so rough for allergies? Kids settle into a new classroom full of allergens they haven’t encountered before such as chalk, dust, and mold. Then, spring comes and pollen season is in full swing.

Trying to prevent allergies can be hard, here are a few tips to reducing kids’ allergens:

  • Clean often and try to keep clutter to a minimum.
  • Using plastic covers in pillows and mattresses can help repel dust.
  • Wash their bedding every 7-14 days in hot water
  • Remove stuffed animals from kids’ beds.
  • Keep windows closed to keep pollen out.
  • Keep air ducts clean.
  • Don’t use fans - they stir up dust.
  • Use an air purifier to help make breathing easier.

And, of course, you can count on Children’s Allegra Oral Suspension, Children’s Allegra ODT, and Children’s Allegra Tablets to provide your children with proven and effective allergy relief. Visit http://www.allegra.com/ for more information.