Fall Allergy Relief for Your Child

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Let’s talk about controlling your
child’s allergies. During the fall, the most common allergens out there are ragweed
and mold. If you know that every fall your child has symptoms, then start the
medication early, usually around mid-August or even on the first day of
school. That’s an easy date to remember. Second, don’t plan outdoor activities for
prolonged periods of time on days that the mold and the pollen count is high. Try to
plan to do things that are indoor. Another thing that you could do is to
prevent activities that you know exacerbate your child symptoms for
example raking leaves. It’s really bad for mold allergies because it kind of
spreads of the mold around. Jumping and having fun in mounds of leaves is a
very well known fun fall activity; however, for a child that has mold allergies,
this can trigger their symptoms. Perhaps that’s not something you want to do. But
if you can’t avoid it, then once your child is done playing outdoors, make sure
that you don’t bring the pollen into the home. If you can leave the shoes and
clothes out by the door. If they want to shower, you can make sure that they
shower and they wash their hair. If they don’t want to or you don’t have time,
well at least change their clothes. Then also, close windows in your house and in
the car so you don’t bring the pollen in. Another thing that you can do is make
sure that the conditions in your home don’t allow for mold to grow. Mold can grow
anywhere really, so you can do some moisture control in the house,
maintain the humidity below 60%. That’s usually a good number to
think about. If you have questions make sure to talk to your child’s
pediatrician to see if there are other ways that you can help control your
child’s allergies.

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