How Common are Pollen Allergies in Children? — From the makers of ZYRTEC®
24
August

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


Being a kid is serious business, but the busy
“work” of school, sports, and playtime can be interrupted by sneezing, a runny nose,
and itchy, watery eyes triggered by an allergy to pollen. Pollen allergy, or “hay fever,”
is common in children. In fact, it has been on the rise since the 1980s. Roughly one in
ten children under the age of eighteen has hay fever. Boys may be slightly more likely
to have hay fever than girls are, though that evens out between men and women as adults.
Pollen allergies are also slightly more common among kids living in urban or suburban areas
compared to those in rural areas. Even if a child hasn’t had pollen allergies in the
past, they can still develop at any age. The likelihood of developing hay fever actually
increases as kids get older. If you suspect your child has a pollen allergy, a doctor
can confirm the diagnosis with a simple skin or blood test. Then, you can work with the
doctor to develop a strategy to manage the allergies so your child can get back to the
business of being a kid. Try Zytrec tablets. They relieve allergy symptoms. For adults
and kids, six years and older.


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