Back to School Allergy Tips

(Disclosure:  I receive Claritin branded products in return for this post.   All opinions shared are my own.)

With the fall season upon us, I know that allergies are starting to affect us full swing.  My middle son is the one in our family that has allergy symptoms.  His eyes start getting really red, itchy, and watery.  Every year we get a call from the school to pick him up for pink eye and I always have to go get a doctor note saying it's allergies.  I find that using a wet washrag on his eyes help with relief.   His symptoms usually start around October/November for him, so we are sure to stock up on Children's Claritin so that as soon as it starts we can give him his medicine.  Being a part of Children's Claritin Mom Crew, I was given a few allergy tips to share with you all. 

Back to School Allergy Tips

1. Be sure to have Children's Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand.

2. Multi-vitamins are buiding blocks to have a strong immune system.  Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your child's daily routine.

3. Let there be light!  Mold doesn't like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day.  Should be easy during the summer months.

4.  Did you know the most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria?  Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary. 

5.  Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms.  Be sure to remove laundry from the washing machine promptly.  Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer means mold can grow quickly there.

6.  Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly.  Dry, windy days can be particularly high in pollen. 

7.  Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens from body surfaces and hair.

8.  Stay hydrated!  Always send your child to school with a bottle of water.  Drinking lots of clear fluids through the day can help get rid of toxins and flush out your body.

9.  Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the day.  

So, what tips do you have for relief of allergy symptoms?