Helping Children with Outdoor Allergies
Help your kids enjoy outdoors, symptom free.
Nearly 5.2 million U.S. children under age 18 experience hay fever and 7.1 million have respiratory allergies.1 Generally, if a child develops allergies, it’s by the age of 10.2
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Recognize allergic symptoms in kids
As soon as you notice your child is suffering allergic symptoms, see a pediatrician or allergist to get a diagnosis. Look out for these common symptoms of outdoor seasonal allergies:2
- Clear, runny nose
- Itchy nose and/or throat
- Nasal congestion+
- Itchy, watery, and/or red eyes+
You may see multiple symptoms or just one. In any case, the sooner you seek medical guidance, the sooner you can get your child on the path to relief.
Get to know what triggers your child’s allergies
You can help minimize symptoms
Here are tips to alleviate seasonal allergies:3
Limit outdoor activities when pollen counts are high
Have children wash their hands immediately upon returning inside2
Schedule showers or baths as soon as possible after they come inside to wash off any potential remaining allergens on their skin or hair3
Make sure they only wear outdoor clothes once before washing them
Dry clothes in the dryer, instead of hanging them outside among allergens
Learn more about managing your child's allergy symptoms.
Relieve their outdoor allergies with Children’s Allegra®
Children’s Allegra® Allergy Liquid and Children’s Allegra® Allergy Dissolve Tabs are the #1 allergist-recommended brand for non-drowsy relief.* Get 12-hour relief from outdoor seasonal allergies, without impacting their ability to concentrate due to drowsiness.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Editors. Allergies and Hay Fever, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov),
- Jordan C. Smallwood, MD, Reviewer. Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever), KidsHealth (kidshealth.org),
- Andrew Moore, MD, Reviewed. Outdoor Allergens, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (aaaai.org),
September 28, 2020
Children's Indoor Allergies
For kids dealing with indoor allergies, home can mean an extravaganza of uncomfortable symptoms because allergic triggers can be tucked into just about every nook and cranny.
Allergies vs Cold: Understand the Difference
There are some similarities between allergies and the common cold, so it can be difficult to figure out how to relieve your symptoms. But there are a few ways to identify which is which.
+Children’s Allegra® is not indicated to relieve coughing, nasal congestion, or red eyes. Children’s Allegra® is indicated to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes or an itchy nose or throat.
*Among OTC oral antihistamines.