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CHILDREN’S ALLERGY TIPS

Siblings walking their dog on a path outside

Outdoor Tips

Help your kids stay in the swing of things by managing their allergy symptoms.

1. Avoiding Allergens 101

Help keep allergens outside the home by immediately washing your child’s outdoor play clothes. Also, have your children get into the habit of showering after playing outdoors; it will help rid their skin and hair of pollen.

2. Leave the Leaves Alone

It is best for your child to avoid playing in the leaves, but if they cannot help themselves, make sure they change when they come in, as leaves are great hiding places for mold spores. You should also wash the affected clothing.

Mom reading to her daughter in bed

Indoor Tips

Here are a few ways to keep allergies away when your kids and their pets are at play.
<div class="content-body"> <div class="content-half"> <div class="content-block"> <h3>1. Soothe Stuffy Sinuses</h3> <p>To soothe sinuses, apply a warm compress to your child’s face; it may help alleviate sinus pressure.</p> </div> <div class="content-block"> <h3>2. Avoid Rubbing Eyes</h3> <p>Help your child avoid rubbing itchy eyes by explaining that rubbing will only irritate and make them more uncomfortable.</p> </div> <div class="content-block"> <h3>3. Do Not Wait to Hydrate</h3> <p>Provide your child with a full water bottle and encourage regular drinks. Sneezes and runny noses can leave your child parched.</p> </div> <div class="content-block"> <h3>4. Tidy Bathroom</h3> <p>Allergies can affect kids everywhere - including the shower. If mold is an issue, keep your bathroom clean and well ventilated. Use bleach to get rid of mildew.</p> </div> </div> <div class="content-half"> <div class="content-block"> <h3>5. Humidity Levels</h3> <p>Dry air can be irritating to your child’s nasal passages, but too much moisture in the air could create the perfect home for dust mites. Consider getting a humidifier for your child’s room, and keep the humidity level between 30% and 45%.</p> </div> <div class="content-block"> <h3>6. Keep Toys Allergen-Free</h3> <p>The plush toys your children love are dust-mite magnets. To rid toys of allergens, wash them in hot water weekly, or put them in the freezer overnight.</p> </div> <div class="content-block"> <h3>7. Christmas Tree Caution</h3> <p>Holiday trees can attract mold spores, so check your tree carefully before bringing it inside.</p> </div> </div> </div>