Seasonal allergies, also know has hay fever is very common in children. Allergy symptoms usually occur in early spring and throughout the summer.
Symptoms of allergies include:
- Clear runny nose
- Itchy nose
- Frequent sneezing
- Chronic cough
- Red, watery eyes
Although there is no real cure for allergies, there are many ways to relieve your symptoms. Start by reducing your exposure to allergens:
- Keep windows closed in your house and car
- Stay indoors with pollen counts are high
- Stay indoors on windy days
- After playing outside- wash hands, change clothes and shower if possible
- Keeping your house clean
If reducing your exposure to allergens have not relieved your symptoms, you may want to try allergy medication such as decongestants, antihistamines, nasal spray, eye drops. Please call our office so we can help you find the best medication for your child needs.