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How to Prep Your Allergy Kid for Spring


Spring has begun and it hasn't been good to me. I have been sneezing and have been so congested that although it's been beautiful outdoors, all I want to do is sit inside and forget that the outside exists. If you’re a parent of a child who suffers with allergies, there are probably few times that brings dread to you, like springtime. While everyone else is enjoying smelling the flowers and playing in the grass, your allergy kid is sniffling and sneezing and feeling miserable. That is, unless you know how to prevent and treat these spring allergies as much as possible.


As soon as you start to feel those first signs of Spring in the air, here are some things you can do to prep your allergy kid for Spring:

1. Visit an allergist before the spring season starts – There are a variety of things an allergist can help you and your child with. Allergy testing will help identify what allergy triggers you have which helps in prevention. You can also get prescriptions for preventative medications that you can begin giving your child a couple of weeks before the allergy season begins. Your allergist may have other tips to help you get a handle on your child’s allergies before they start to make him miserable.

2. Keep the allergens out – If you have an allergy kid, there are some things you just can’t fully enjoy anymore, such as opening the windows to let the nice breeze in. When you do, you’re letting the allergens in as well. There are other things you can do to help prevent tracking all those ickies into the house. Have everyone take their shoes off at the door and not track allergens throughout the house. You should also have your child shower before bed to wash away all the allergens she may have picked up throughout the day. You should also use high-grade allergy filters on your air conditioner and change them frequently.


3. Avoid peak hours – Whenever possible, keep your child indoors during the peak hours of seasonal allergies. For example, pollen counts are usually the highest between 5 and 10 am. Hot days will have more mold than cooler days, also. These are just a few ways to try to prevent major allergy symptoms, as much as possible.

4. Check the allergen forecast – While you can’t cure the allergy symptoms, it can help with avoidance if you keep an eye on the allergy forecast. On especially strong days, you might want to keep your kid indoors as much as possible to avoid a flare up.

Now that you have these tips for prepping your allergy kid for Spring, you can sit back and relax. It won’t cure the allergies, but you can certainly be prepared when they come and you will also be giving your child the best chance at a fun spring without allergies ruining all the good times.

Let's discuss: What do you do to help your child with allergies? 

Annmarie John
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  1. Ashley Sparks MullinsApril 14, 2016 at 6:31 AM

    No kids here, but to help myself I've recently found that a good vacuum helps a lot. The Miele Fresh Air is the best!

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    1. I don't think I've heard of that vacuum, I own a Dyson which does a great job.

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  2. Allergies are such a pain. I suffer year a round. I will say i am having way more trouble this season than ever before. Lucky son didn't inherit my allergies or at least none that bother him.

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    1. I've noticed that myself as well. Not sure what it is about this year but I've been really congested.

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  3. My kids don't have allergies but I do! And they're only miserable every so often, but sadly, this year is one of the rare bad years. Boy is it bad. I was about to move west to fight it, but apparently it's bad there too??

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    1. Oh yes this year is horrible and while it might not be as bad here in the west, it's really bad still. I know when I was in NY it was horrible. It's been considerably less here in Colorado.

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  4. My oldest son had allergies and it really is hard to enjoy summer! Thanks for these tips.

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    1. You're very welcome and I hope he gets some relief.

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  5. Great tips! Dealing with allergies is awful. Having a kid with allergies is worse.

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    1. Oh you have no idea. It's really bad when you're suffering along with your little one as well.

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  6. Allergies are really annoying to deal with, and it's tougher when your kid has to go through it. I make sure I do all the necessary precautions to keep them from having allergies especially during this season. Those are amazing tips!

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    1. Thank you. Yes we try to make sure that our kids are ok and having allergies can really suck the life out of them, especially during the spring when the weather is nice and they want to go outdoors and play.

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  7. I have 3 kids with bad allergies and one husband to boot! Your tips are good. Got to take stock in tissues!

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    1. Oh we go through boxes of tissues like there's no tomorrow here and it's not just the kids, it's also me.

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  8. I suffer from allergies, so I love your tips! I use many of them!

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    1. While it's good to know that you use the tips, it does suck that you have to go through dealing with allergies. It's no fun at all.

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  9. I am going to take these tips to heart. I am a year round sufferer and you helped out with great tips here.

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. I suffer with mine more in the spring and fall. I couldn't even begin to imagine what you go through. :(

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  10. No kid here but I'm very susceptible to allergy! Just yesterday I was sneezing all day that it tires me... 😟

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    1. Oh yes allergies can get tiring. I can't wait for the summer to get here.

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  11. it's sad to learn that while others are enjoying and loving the spring, you have to be so careful to enjoy it. Thank goodness, you are able to get help and that you have researched all these which you have shared with others with or who know people or have kids with similar plights.

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    1. Yes it can be quite unenjoyable for some. I hope my tips can help.

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  12. The allergen forecast thing is the most useful tidbit for me! It's really annoying to have allergies on a wonderful season like spring.

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    1. Yes it really is and I wish it wasn't so. It's very bad for some and worse for others, and while I love Spring, I hate having allergies.

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  13. Allergens can really be common on spring. It's important to check on them so you can avoid them.

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    1. It is sometimes unavoidable so the only thing you can do if you can't prevent it, is to treat it.

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  14. Allergy is a lifetime problem that a person needs to deal with. Sometimes the only solution is to migrate! These tips will be very helpful to reduce morbidity.

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    1. Actually that's not true and migrating is a very expensive way to solve it. Using my tips will make it more manageable and you don't even have to move.

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  15. These are indeed important tips to remember! Sharing these to my cousin with her fussy little kid! :)

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    1. I hope my tips will be able to help her.

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  16. These are certainly great tips. Everyone in my house, especially me, deals with allergies. They are the worst during this time of the year.

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    1. Oh mine is the same way. It is really horrible during the spring and fall. Hopefully these tips will help.

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  17. Thanks for the tips and things to prep allergy kidds. I can use some of them for myself too.

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    1. Well anyone with allergies will be able to use them. It's not just kids.

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  18. Great post. Allergy season is definitely here. Always good to be prepared and informed properly. Out of everyone in my family, it's only me and my mom which usually gets allergies. I will definitely keep these tips in mind. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're very welcome and I hope my tips can help you and your mom.

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  19. Thanks for the tips. I HATE that we have seasonal allergies ever since last year.

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    1. Oh I have them too and it's horrible. This year seems to be even worse than last year.

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  20. Flowers are beautiful but pollen from these flowers can often cause allergies. I was working the other day and sat beside our sliding door that opens to a bougainvillea tree. I started sneezing non-stop. Good thing it only lasted a day.

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    1. OH yes! I love flowers and I have a tree right outside my front door and it really isn't helping at all.

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  21. It really is tough on the kids. It's a shame that when so many are chomping at the bit to get outside, others have no choice but to stay inside. :(

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    1. Yes that is so sad. When you think Spring, you think great weather and the outdoors but instead some thing, allergies and wanting to be inside at all times. Like me.

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  22. i get really bad hay fever and my mum would always make me use nasal sprays and eye drops as tablets makes me drowsy

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    1. Oh that's not bad. I take pills as they seem to help.

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  23. Good piece of info indeed. I think not only kids but even adults will benefit from these tips.

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    1. Yes, everyone can use these tips as they are not just for kids only.

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  24. I am very much allergic to pollen and every morning starts with sneezing only.

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    1. Well I hope our tips will be able to help you.

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  25. Allergies are part of the growing up and it's the moment where both parents and kids are frustrated and irritated. haha, not sure how spring brings about allergies, because in Singapore, it's summer all year round!

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    1. Lucky you. Oh how I wish I was in a place where it was summer all year round. I'm so jealous!

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