Easing Your Child’s Allergies

Easing Your Child's Allergies - Health Council

“Up to 40 percent of children in the United States have nasal allergies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.”

“In the spring and summer, during the grass pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the evening. In the late summer and early fall, during ragweed pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the morning. Some molds may also be seasonal. For example, leaf mold is more common in the fall, the FDA said. Besides monitoring pollen counts, it often helps to keep windows closed in the house and car and run the air conditioner. There are over-the-counter and prescription medicines to treat allergies, but parents need to be particularly careful when giving these products to children, the FDA said. Allergy shots are another option.”

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