Every fall season the pollen comes back with a vengeance against my kids and I. For as much as I love the fall season, I definitely don’t love the allergies that it ignites.
This year I’m spending a lot of time itching because my body is having a nasty reaction to something in the air, and for the life of me I can’t figure out what it is. I just know for sure I’m allergic to something because when I take allergy medicine like Claritin, I don’t itch nearly as much.
Delbert suffers with major allergies. He deals with runny eyes and sniffling a lot. If I didn’t have a stock of Children’s Claritin on hand for him at all times then I’d be up creek and dealing with a whiny boy. He can’t stand dealing with allergies.
Allergies interfere with everything he does. If he has a bad spell, he can’t focus on his school work. He doesn’t enjoy his time playing outside.
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Children’s Claritin Shares Allergy Tips
Children’s Claritin shared some allergy tips that I believe are well worth sharing with you.
1.) Be sure to have Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy brand, on hand!- I have used Claritin products since I was a kid, and fully back up this statement.
2.) Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multivitamin part of your child’s daily routine. I totally agree with this statement for many reasons. That really is a whole new post in and of itself.
3.) Let there be light! Mold doesn’t like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day. This is actually something I didn’t know because I wasn’t a science guru. I definitely found this to be an interesting fact.
4.) Back to school means lots of laundry for many moms. Be sure to remove laundry from washing maching promptly. Allowing wet clothes to in the washer means mold can quickly grow there. I don’t normally let my clothes stay in the washer, but I do know there are moms who do have this habit not realizing it’s a possible issue.
5.) Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria? Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary. Call me stupid, but I never would have thought about this fact. I can easily see this being an issue.
6.) Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly. Dry, windy days can be particularly high in pollen. My mom made sure I took a Claritin as soon as I woke up every morning growing up due to my allergies to hay (remember horses were her life, and I was the one who fed and took care of them as part of my chores!) I’m a walking advertisement for Claritin and how well it works. I never even knew I had an allergy to hay until I became an adult. Now I know why she always made darn certain I had it every morning. (Also, note my mom was a nurse too. She gave it to me long before it was available on the shelves.)
7.) Stay hydrated! Always send your child to school with a bottle of water. Drinking lots of clear fluids through the day can help get rid of toxins and flush out the body. Umm, I didn’t know kids were allowed to take drinks to class now. When I was growing up this wasn’t an option to even consider. However, if your child is able to do this, then this is definitely a wise suggestion. Water helps a person’s body stay regulated in so many ways!!
8.) Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to play outside activities at other times of the day. This is a wise suggestion because the pollen is always staring me in the face when I get in my car in the mornings to go anywhere.
9.) Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens from body surfaces and hair. This is wise advice. It also helps keep bed linen clean too. A good nice warm shower also makes it easier for someone to go to sleep.
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What allergy tip do you have to share?