How to Help Your Child Get Relief From Seasonal Allergies
“I don’t feel good.” – Those four dreaded words are about to be pretty popular among your children with spring flowers blooming everywhere in Cullman. Warmer weather brings blooming trees, sprouting leaves, and greener grass which all contribute to worsening allergies. If your kids often struggle with a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and sneezing and coughing this time of year, follow these tips to help your child get relief from seasonal allergies.
It’s always a good idea to visit a doctor when your child is sick. You want to be sure that the symptoms your child is experiencing are from seasonal allergies and not developing into anything more serious. Your child can even be tested to see which types of pollen are causing the irritation. This information can help you to better prepare for the spring season and manage symptoms quickly.
Humidifiers and Hydration
If you or your children struggle with allergies, it’s important to have proper moisture control for the air inside your home. Contact Stricklin Mechanical to ask about our moisture control options. You can also encourage your kids to take warm showers or baths, so the steam will provide some relief from their symptoms. It’s also important to keep your kids hydrated! Allergy symptoms can lead to dehydration. Try to have your kids sip on water, hot tea, or Gatorade throughout the day to keep them hydrated.
Salt Water, Petroleum Jelly, and Tissues
Salt water, petroleum jelly, and tissues can provide symptom relief for some kids. Gargling warm salt water can help rid your child of a stuffy nose and help soothe their throats as well. There’s nothing worse than not being able to breathe through your nose! Older children can try nasal irrigation with a saltwater solution to clear out their nose. You can purchase saline, or make your own with eight ounces of boiled water to one teaspoon non-iodized salt. Petroleum jelly can soothe irritated noses. When your kids are blowing their noses all day, they often become raw and red. Dab some petroleum jelly onto their noses to soothe the skin. Last, don’t cut corners on tissues during allergy season. It’s worth it to purchase tissues infused with lotion or aloe to keep their noses from becoming tender.
It doesn’t do much good to stay inside if your home’s air is filled with pollen and other contaminants. Many don’t realize that our indoor air is often up to five times more polluted than the air outside because today’s homes are better insulated and more tightly sealed. Thankfully, there are many air purification systems available which can remove contaminants in your air, including pollen that causes allergy symptoms. We offer several great systems which are equipped with the most advanced air purification technology. One of our favorite air purification products, The Reme Halo, can reduce 99% of sneeze germs by the time a sneeze can reach three feet in your home, making it the perfect option for allergy season.
If you decide having an air purification system in your home would benefit your family this spring, give us a call at 256-841-6003 or visit our website for more information. Each home or business is different, and we will help find the system which will best suit your needs.
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