SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Spring is a beautiful time of year. The weather begins to warm, the flowers blossom and you can finally start getting back to the fun outdoor activities that you’ve longed to do all winter. Even with all of the magnificent weather and outdoor adventures, for many people, spring begins a downhill battle with allergies.
There are a few ways to help yourself and your kids not fall into the itchy eye, runny nose trap.
1. Take preventative measures- If you and your family are severe allergy sufferers it may be beneficial to take allergy medicine. Many allergy medicines come in types and doses just right for kids. Be careful to read the labels for dosing and to find out if the medication is drowsy or non-drowsy.
2. Make sure to wash hands when you come in and shake your clothes before you come in. This will help reduce the amount of pollen and other allergens that you transfer to your eyes, nose and mouth.
3. If your spring time allergies really have you singing the blues, stay indoors as much as possible on days when the pollen count is especially high and out of areas where there are lots of trees and flowers.
If you start to get cabin fever or decide to throw caution to the wind, just know that for most folks, allergy season is only a few weeks out of the year!