Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Allergies in Check
It Takes a Village
Between going to school, having play dates with friends or spending the night at grandma’s house, there are lots of places your child goes that may seem outside your control. Get everyone who has regular contact with your child involved by talking about your child’s allergies and letting them know what they can do to help.
Wash Away Allergens
Children may not remember to tell you they were exposed to allergy triggers - from petting the bunny at school or rolling in the leaves at a friend’s house. To help reduce exposure, have them make it a habit of washing their faces and hands when they come home.
It’s important to talk openly with your child about what may trigger allergies so they know what to look out for and avoid—from dust in classrooms to their best friend's cat.
Keep Track Of Allergy Symptoms
Children's allergy symptoms may include runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes and itchy throat.
Allergies can affect sleep, cause daytime fatigue and impact school performance. Make sure your child is getting the rest they need to help them be at their best. Then, do the same for yourself!
Be sure to keep allergy medicine for children on hand for whenever and wherever symptoms may strike. For children aged 2+ you can now try Clarityn Allergy Syrup in a child friendly mixed berries flavour. Children over 6 can also take Clarityn Allergy Tablets to help alleviate symptoms. Always ensure adult supervision when a child is given a Clarityn product to take.
Conquer The Great Outdoors
From climbing trees to rolling in the grass, allergens from and can make outdoor fun no fun at all. For children with allergies, outdoor fun can be full of runny noses and itchy eyes.
Help Give Indoor Allergies The Boot
There are over 150 airborne allergens, including , pet dander and mould many of which can be found inside homes and schools. Try limiting exposure through vacuuming, wet dusting, and washing linens regularly.