Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the makers of REACTINE®. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
It seems to me that more children suffer now, than ever before with seasonal allergies. Everywhere you look, there’s a child sneezing, itching and suffering with an allergic reaction to dust, pollen or ragweed. I know personally how it feels to suffer with seasonal allergies and for a child to have to go through this it’s even worse. My daughter suffers with seasonal allergies as well and I have found a few tricks that help her cope with her allergy symptoms and provide some relief.
1. The first thing I have to say is if your child suffers from seasonal allergies, then keep the child inside when the pollen count rises. This may not make your child a happy camper and cabin fever may set in during the worse months but sure goes a long way to providing relief. Pollen is usually the worse during mid-morning, early evenings and when it’s windy outside. Best place to check the pollen count is Reactine®.
2. Nothing irritates a child more than having a plugged-up nose from allergy symptoms. Poor things can’t breathe properly and tend to become very agitated. For relief, you can use a nasal irrigation product on an older child or a spray saline solution on an infant. You can buy saline sprays at the pharmacy or make your own by mixing in a squirt bottle 8 ounces of boiled water to 1/2 teaspoon non-iodized salt. Let the solution cool and squirt 1 to 2 drops into each nostril to help dry the mucus up. ***
3. Often the child will have a sore throat from post nasal drip. Gargling with warm saltwater made of 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water may ease the pain. Have your child gargle 2 to 3 times a day to get the most benefits. ***
4. Oh those dreadful itchy eyes can drive your child crazy! Not only do they itch but they also get sore from all the scratching and rubbing. Try to help your child stop putting hands on the affected eyes by applying a cold compresses on each eye through-out the day.
5. Using a quality age-appropriate allergy medication can provide fast and long-lasting relief for your child. As a mom of a six-year-old, I trust Reactine® Fast Melt Jr™. to provide fast, long-lasting relief for my daughter’s allergy symptoms, without making her drowsy. She loves how they dissolve in her mouth, without water and taste good too!
Reactine® has a wealth of information on their online allergy guide to help you learn more about managing allergies, what triggers allergies and understanding allergies.
What allergy relief tips do you have to share with other parents who are helping their child cope?
This post is meant to help you with coping with your child’s allergies. There is absolutely no medical claims intended. Modern Mom nor I are claiming to give medical advice. You should always consult a doctor before administering allergy medication to your child.
*** 2. According to Children’s Health Network.
*** 3. According to Mayo Clinic.