Managing children's allergies

Allergies are no fun for children or their parents. Find simple allergy tips to help your family keep symptoms in check.

Managing children's allergies

Allergies are no fun for children or their parents. Find simple allergy tips to help your family keep symptoms in check.


An allergy is an exaggerated reaction of the immune system to otherwise harmless substances, like those from pollen , dust, animals and mould . When your child comes into contact with these allergen sources, his or her body confuses them with a harmful substance and attacks them by releasing histamine into the body, which causes allergy symptoms.

Whether they’re at home, school, a friend’s house or football practice, it’s impossible for children to completely avoid indoor and outdoor seasonal allergens. However, there are ways to help minimise their exposure to common allergy triggers and manage their symptoms so your little one can spend more time playing and less time sneezing.


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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 allergen exposure, have them make it a habit of washing their faces and hands when they come home.

Open Up

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.

Sleep Smart

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 Prepared

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 pollen and mould 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 dust mites , 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.

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Allergy Guide

Allergies can pop up anywhere: whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors or playing inside. Our annual allergy guide for families can help you take control of allergy and hayfever symptoms. Download the guide now to learn more and fill in your personal action plan to tackle allergies this year.



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