Children can be even more vulnerable to allergies than adults. And sometimes, a child may have trouble expressing why they’re not feeling so well, so it’s up to you to keep an eye out for certain symptoms.
How many sneezes was that? With allergies, sneezes happen rapidly and sometimes more violently than sneezes that come from colds.
Let’s see what’s in that tissue. With allergies, mucus is clear and runnier than the thick, yellow mucus from a cold.
You’re gonna rub your nose off! Itching is the nose and throat’s natural response to irritation and inflammation caused by an outside “invader” like pollen.
Why are you crying? When an allergen, like pollen, “invades” the body, the body’s natural response is to flush it out, causing eyes to itch and water.
If a parent has allergies, then their
child will inherit them.
Unfortunately, there’s a good chance of this being true. If both parents have allergies, their child has a 7 in 10 chance of having allergies too.
School season can be rough for allergies. Or is it allergies can be rough for the school season?
Actually, it’s both. Kids go back to school in the midst of “ragweed season” and settle into a new classroom that could be full of allergens they haven’t encountered before, like chalk dust and mold. Spring comes, then it’s time to send them outside to play again, with pollen season in full swing!
School season allergies can be a vicious cycle.
Nighttime symptoms? Allergies can disturb your child’s sleep and leave them tired the next day, making it harder to think clearly and learn.
Daytime symptoms? Sneezing and runny noses can make it hard to concentrate and can interfere with their activities. Many allergy medicines cause drowsiness, making it harder to think clearly and learn.
You can’t take the allergens out of nature, but you can help prevent your child’s allergies by decreasing the amount of allergens in your home. Here are some tips to help you along:
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