Seasonal allergy symptoms usually occur during fall, spring and you guessed it -- even the summer time! Just like fall and spring, the summer is teeming with pollen-dense plants and these allergens are caught in your child’s nasal passages, they could lead to allergies and sinus discomfort. Some of the consequences of allergy symptoms in children include:
- Fatigue and poor concentration in school due to lack of sleep
- An increase in sinus discomfort
- Behavioral issues from discomfort and lack of sleep
Although summer allergens are unavoidable, especially when planning fun summer activities, there are some precautions to take to help your child find relief. Here are some tips to relieve your little one’s allergy symptoms this summer:
Keep The Windows Closed
A great way to avoid your child’s exposure to allergens is to keep the windows in your car and home shut to avoid letting in pollen in. On warm days, you can run the air conditioner to stay cool — just be sure to set it to recirculating mode to keep the pollen-laden air out.
Check The Weather Forecast
Check the forecast for pollen levels, and limit outdoor activities when pollen counts are at their highest. A weather app with a pollen count is a must for your smartphone, says primary care pediatrician and member of The Goddard School educational advisory board Dr. Jack Maypole. If your child is symptomatic on a particular day, consulting the pollen count on the app can help inform you about what triggers are present and decide whether outdoor activities should be rescheduled for another day.
Make Sure They Drink Lots of Water
It’s very important for your child to stay hydrated throughout the spring. As the presence of allergens and other irritants ramp up, so does your body’s production of histamine. Although histamine is meant to protect your body against allergens, your body can overproduce it — leading to allergy symptoms and discomfort. Drinking water and keeping your young ones hydrated, however, can help with the overproduction of histamine. Additionally, keeping your kids hydrated soothes the sinues and thins the mucus in their nasal passages.
Take A Bubble Bath or Shower
After spending a day out in the summer sun, give your child a shower or bath soon afterwards to rinse off the pollen that may have attached to their skin or hair. Your child can also wear a washable hat or handkerchief over their hair when outside to help reduce exposure to outside allergens.
Diffuse Essential Oils
Essential oils are derived from flowers, herbs, roots, and other plants; therefore, they are a natural remedy to sinus discomfort may be helpful for opening your child’s airways and easing their congestion. For kids, essential oils can be used safely in an essential oil diffuser that can bring it’s essence throughout any room of the home. Some essential oils that may be best for soothing sinuses include eucalyptus and peppermint oils.
Take Sinupret Kids Syrup
Sinupret Kids Syrup offers fast-acting support for your child's sinus health during summer allergy season by boosting and supporting their sinuses. Our formula combines all natural herbs such as: verbena, common sorrel, elder flower, primula flower and gentain root, to provide a safe and effective product for your child's immune defenses.