Children's Outdoor Allergies
Kids’ outdoor allergies and symptoms
Allergies commonly develop from a very young age. Your child might love rolling around in the grass and climbing trees one day, and then find themselves suffering from an allergic reaction the next. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help them overcome their symptoms so they can enjoy all the adventures childhood has to offer.
How can you tell if your child suffers from allergies?
You’ll want to seek out a professional diagnosis from a pediatrician or allergist, but some common symptoms of outdoor seasonal allergies include:
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Runny and itchy nose
- Nasal congestion and post-nasal drip*
- Skin rashes or hives*
- Difficulty breathing*
You may see these symptoms in conjunction with one another, or your child may experience just one of them. In any case, the sooner you seek medical guidance, the sooner you can get your child on the path to relief.
What are some common children’s allergies?
While outdoor seasonal allergies can manifest at any point in your life, children usually develop them by the age of 10. It’s estimated that nearly 40% of children suffer from seasonal allergies.
The two most common triggers of outdoor allergies in kids are pollen and mold. Regardless of the type of allergy, children will often suffer similar symptoms and will benefit from the same treatment methods. In addition to the regular use of an allergy medication, some other tips to alleviate seasonal allergies include:
- Limiting outdoor activities when pollen counts are at their highest
- Having children wash their hands immediately upon returning inside from the outdoors
- Teaching your child to be careful about rubbing pollen into their eyes, which can worsen their symptoms
- Scheduling showers or baths right before bedtime to wash off any potential remaining allergens on their skin or in their hair
- Washing clothes worn during outdoor activities before allowing your child to wear them again
- Drying clothes in the dryer, instead of hanging them out to dry
- Being aware of your child’s exposure to allergens at school, between outdoor recess or classrooms keeping windows open
Relieve their outdoor allergies with Children’s Allegra
While you can’t always shield your child from outdoor allergens, you can take some steps to help them find relief.
As the #1 Allergist recommended brand for non-drowsy relief,† Children’s Allegra liquid and Children’s Allegra meltable tablets both offer 12 hour relief from outdoor seasonal allergies. Allegra won’t impact your child’s learning or concentration due to drowsiness. That means your child can take on the school day and beyond‡ with relief for a range of outdoor allergy symptoms—watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and itchy nose and throat.
Talk to your pediatrician or allergist today if you suspect that your child is suffering from outdoor allergies, and consider Children’s Allegra for effective, non-drowsy, long-lasting‡ relief.
*Children’s Allegra is not indicated to relieve coughing, difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, hives, or skin rash. Children’s Allegra is indicated to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or an itchy nose and throat.
†Allegra is the #1 allergist recommended non-drowsy brand among OTC oral antihistamines.
‡Children’s Allegra lasts a full 12 hours.