5 Tips for Managing Springtime Asthma and Allergies in Your Child

Allergies can develop at any age and affect people all year round. However, if you notice symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes just after the snow melts every year, then your child may have seasonal or springtime allergies.

Springtime allergies may also trigger asthma attacks. Asthma affects about 6.2 million children in the US, and 6.6 million children report having allergies. The expert medical team at Liberty Pediatrics shares information below on how to manage your child’s asthma and allergies this season so that the whole family can enjoy the warm weather.

Close windows

You may think fresh air can help relieve your child’s symptoms but opening the windows only lets pollen, a common allergy trigger, into your home. Closing your windows and running the air conditioning to keep the house cool accomplish two things to help keep your child’s allergy symptoms at bay. First, it keeps the culprit, pollen, outside, and second, it filters new air into the room.

Pay attention to pollen count

Once your child has been diagnosed with allergies or asthma, you’ll need to pay attention to the pollen count as closely as you pay attention to the weather. Obviously, you can’t keep an active child locked in an air-conditioned house all day. Pollen count tends to peak in the afternoon, so plan your child’s outdoor activities in the morning. 

Wash linens and other bedding

It’s especially important to keep your child’s bedroom free of irritants and triggers since that is where they spend a lot of time. Washing their bedding and linens can help them sleep soundly at night without having allergy issues. 

Talk to your doctor about medication

Many effective allergy medications can help relieve symptoms so your child does not suffer. Allergy medicine works best when it’s taken early in the season and regularly. Talk to the expert providers at Liberty Pediatrics to find the best medication to treat your child’s allergies and asthma.

Know and avoid triggers

The best way to minimize allergy and asthma symptoms is to avoid triggers. Knowing what triggers your child’s allergies is the first step to treating them. A combination of medication and avoidance are effective ways to manage allergies and allergic asthma. 

Is your child rubbing their eyes and nose? They may have allergies. Call Liberty Pediatrics in Vestavia, Alabama, to make an appointment for a diagnosis and treatment plan. You can also request an appointment online through this website. 

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