How To Keep Your Child Happy During Seasonal AllergiesLeave a Comment
Caring for children can be a lot of work. They are always full of energy, running around everywhere, causing chaos. However during allergy season, they can become quite unhappy and be even more difficult to control. Allergies can cause symptoms such as a runny nose and itchy skin making them feel unhappy. Nothing seems to console them and it can get you both down. However, there are things that you can do to keep them happy!
Find out what triggers them
Children are always more prone to seasonal allergies and infections so it is important to note the things that seem to trigger them. Keeping track of their symptoms can help you with identifying patterns and making changes accordingly such as keeping them in doors if they are reacting to pollen.
Keep them hydrated
Sneezing can leave the body feeling thirsty, however children are often too young to verbalise this feeling, and so keeping a cup of water by their side at all times can help to keep them hydrated. It can be difficult to encourage them to drink water, however buying an interesting cup with their favourite character on can intrigue them and avoid this problem. It is also recommended to increase their Vitamin C intake which will help to strengthen their immune system; this is available in powder form and can be dissolved in water.
Discover new activities
This is the best time to keep your child occupied and whilst it may seem like nothing is making them happy, remember that they are still full of intrigue. Try out a new game or give them new toys; you can even introduce them to new people or an unfamiliar environment. They will sometimes be too fascinated to even notice the symptoms caused by their seasonal allergies.
Visit your pediatrician
They can carry out allergy testing and give you a better understanding of the way that allergies are affecting your child’s body. The paediatrician will also be able to prescribe medicine that will relieve some of your child’s symptoms such as antihistamines or eye drops.
It is important not to leave the symptoms untreated so visit the Pediatric Partners website now to find out more.