Seasonal Allergies

 
Pollen comes from trees, grasses and weeds and the more pollen in the air, the worse the symptoms.  If parents have allergies, there is a higher chance the child will also have allergies.
Seasonal allergy symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, throat clearing, and itchy eyes. A tingling in the throat and mouth that causes itchiness does not usually occur with a cold but frequently does with allergies.
Some things you can do keep your child with seasonal allergies more comfortable are as follows:
  • See your pediatrician for medications that can help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms.
  • Keep doors and windows closed especially on windy days when pollen counts are highest.
  • Keep the house free of dust and mold. Do not allow anyone to smoke around your child.