Before starting any treatment for spring allergy you need to visit a pediatrician to check if it is the allergy which is causing your child’s ailment or whether there is some other reason for the symptoms. Though there are no effective cure for spring allergies in children, there are a few ways in which you can make the little ones feel better.
These few tips have proven to be effective at helping curb spring allergy symptoms.
Keep Your Child Indoors
Staying inside the house is one of the best ways to avoid contact with the allergens. When the pollen count is high in the air, try to keep your child indoor. Pollen count is highest in the mid-morning or early evening or when there is wind.
Salt Water Treatment
Nasal congestion is one of the most painful symptoms of seasonal allergy. For relieving the congestion you can try out nasal irrigation with salt water. You can either buy the saline water from the medicine shop or create your own by mixing 8 ounces of water with 1 teaspoon of salt.
Make Your Child Drink Plenty Of Water
Continuous sneezing and blowing the nose can leave your kid feeling parched. So always keep a sipper jar handy to keep your baby properly hydrated.
It is okay to give the little ones some tub time provided the water is steaming hot. The steam from the water helps to alleviate the allergy symptoms. Only ensure that the water isn’t scalding hot.
Keep Your Room Cool
Turn on the air conditioner in your home and car to keep the pollens from making its way into your room.
Use A Humidifier
Your child would breathe a lot more easily if there is a little moisture in the air. If you are living in an area with dry climate then you might consider getting a humidifier.
Use A Cold Compress
If your child is bothered by the itchy eyes symptom then apply cold compress on the eyes and face. Cold compress is an effective way of dealing with soreness and itchiness.
Gargle For Sore Throat
If the child is suffering from sore throat then gargling with saline water could immensely help to ease the pain.
Hot Drinks Help Too
Lot of fluid intake helps to check the allergy symptoms. A ginger, lemon honey tea is a refreshing drink which also helps to relieve congestion and cold throat.
Use Petroleum Jelly For A Sore Nose
If your child’s nose is raw and sore from the sneezing then just dab some petroleum jelly to get rid of the soreness.
For immediate relief from spring allergy make an appointment at Pediatric Partners. Their team of pediatricians would carefully examine your child and suggest an effective remedy. Also check out our new page on Spring Allergies.