6 Tips for Surviving Allergy Season with Kids
This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. #SickJustGotReal
Yesterday, I went on a class trip with my son’s 2nd grade class. I couldn’t get over the amount of kids there were with red, watery eyes, itchy skin and sneezing! Allergy season has hit hard! I know how it gets me down, I couldn’t imagine being an active kid suffering from allergies! So how can you help your kids survive allergy season? I’ve found this season to be extra difficult on my children and between coughs, bad headaches and nasal congestion, we are all down for the count more than I would like!
Have your children wash their hands and face when they come in from playing outside. Changing their clothes and washing their clothing in warm water is recommended as well.
Plan your day according to your allergies. Early morning and early evening are the best times to be outdoors since pollen counts usually peak mid day.
Keep the pollen out by using the air conditioning in the car and at home, instead of open windows.
Keep fingers and hands out of their eyes. When outside, wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from pollen and dust particles. Use cold compresses on eyes if itching from allergies persist.
Take allergy medicine before symptoms start. Taking the medicine before bed is the best so that you can start the day with allergy symptoms controlled.
Do some spring cleaning! Wash linens, pillows and stuffed animals to remove dust, pollen and mold spores. Wash the bathroom to remove any mold and dust the house!
While you are spring cleaning, don’t forget your medicine cabinet! Medicines have expiration dates that tend to get overlooked, but it’s always a good idea to check the dates, and re-stock expired products with items like Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® for when sick gets real!
Ease aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®*, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
For your child’s cough, trust Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to control and relieve symptoms all-day or all- night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note, certain Children’s Robitussin® products are only suitable for children ages 6 and up.
Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children ages 6 and up.
*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.
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