Tips for severe seasonal allergy relief
If all of our moderate, natural allergy solutions didn't work for you (check them out here), perhaps it's time to seek more aggressive solutions - complete allergen avoidance or medication.
It’s important to know what allergen is causing the reaction, so that you can be sure what it is you need to avoid. For example, if you're allergic to dogs and cats, stay away from dogs and cats; or if you're allergic to dust mites, perhaps it's time to try dust covers or "mite-proof" products. Your local Allergist can easily test for these irritants.
Because seasonal allergies tend to float in the air, it may make sense to keep your allergy-prone child inside during high allergy season to avoid these harmful allergens altogether. This may seem unrealistic to you, especially in the spring and summer months, but you can track pollen and mold counts through most weather apps. On highest-pollen days, you might want to plan more indoor activities, reschedule that trip to the botanical garden or try this fun and easy indoor craft from our friend and fellow mom Autumn, from It’s Always Autumn.
Keeping your doors and windows closed in the house, rolling up your car windows, using AC and other air purifiers are also helpful in maintaining clean air and reducing airborne allergens.
There are several over-the-counter allergy medications, nasal sprays and eye drops that can help to relieve allergy symptoms. Talk to your Pediatrician about what they recommend for your child (with appropriate dosage information) or they may refer you to a local Pediatric Allergist.