It’s that time of year that the pollen count is extremely high. In a little over a month, the kids will be out of school and spending most of their time out side playing. My kids are older now, with two of them out of high school and the other headed to the 8th grade. Throughout the summer, my daughter will be headed to cheer camp and practice, so she’ll be outside a lot. Just like a lot of other kids, she comes home and talk about her stuffy nose or constantly coughing. It’s hard to deal with sometimes, but we try our best and below are a few things that could also help your child.
You’re probably thinking, there’s no way my child will want to stay inside all summer. Honestly, the best way to treat allergy symptoms is for them to just stay inside. If it’s cool with the other parents, invite the kids over your house to play inside. You can get acquainted with the other parents and the kids can alternate houses each day. Pollen usually peaks mid-morning, early evening and when the wind starts blowing, trust me you’ll see it everywhere.
Staying hydrated is important no matter what when it comes to summer weather. When your child starts coughing and sneezing, it will leave them parched. In the summer, we usually keep cases of bottled water for our kids and the ones who come over to play.
Warmer Showers or Baths
Believe it or not, steam from those warm showers or baths are good for allergy symptoms. During the summer, kids love those cold showers after they come inside from being in hot weather all day. Try to encourage them to switch it up, just be careful and not have it too hot.
Plenty of Air Conditioning
Whether you’re in the house or in the car, keep the air conditioner on. Of course, when the air is on that means that the windows are up, and the pollen can’t get inside. This is something my kids don’t have to worry about because I’m a firm believer in air conditioning all summer. You may also want to invest in a air purifier for your home this summer.
Try Lolleez Pops
Let’s face it, your kids will have to deal with symptoms from allergies more than once. With those allergies, they will have a sore throat from all the coughing. Lolleez is the perfect solution for those sore throats and it looks like candy. With Lolleez, you’re getting a healthy, organic product made with natural honey and natural fruit pectin. Lolleez is perfect for little kids because they’re flat and on a stick, not a ball that could choke you. The flavors are Watermelon, Strawberry and Orange Mango. Lolleez is available at Target, CVS, Stop & Shop, Babies ‘R’ Us and Amazon.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Whenever those allergies strike, we all have a habit of rubbing our eyes. Rubbing your eyes will just irritate them and make the itching that must worse.
Use Certain Types of Tissue
When those coughing and sneezing episodes hit, it seems like it takes forever to end. When kids begin to sneeze a lot, that usually leads to runny noses and the need for tissue. When shopping for tissues, make sure they contain aloe or lotion because they’re noses will become sore.
Are you ready for summer break? Do your kids like to stay outside all the time? Do you have to deal with allergies on a regular basis? If so, check out these 7 Ways to Help Your Child with Allergy Symptoms. Leave a comment below if you have something to add.