Before you start any treatment, visit a doctor to be sure allergies are causing your child’s troubles. Once you know he really has seasonal allergies, these quick tips can offer much-needed relief.
Stay Inside. The best way to treat allergy symptoms is to avoid allergens to begin with. So when pollen counts soar, keep kids indoors as much as possible. Pollen is usually at its peak mid-morning, early evening, and when the wind is blowing.
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With seasonal allergies, your symptoms flare up at certain times of the year when the pollen counts are high. If you’re uncomfortable all year long, you probably have indoor allergies to things such as pet dander and dust mites.
Seeing a Doctor
First, try to keep your symptoms in check with over-the-counter medications. But if you're still miserable, it's time to see your doctor for treatment.
Your doctor may refer you to an allergy specialist who can find out what kind of pollen you're allergic to and make a treatment plan. It might include medication or allergy immunotherapy with shots or tablets.
It also helps to know what triggers your allergies. If it's pollen, stay inside when the pollen count is high.