Now that school has started again, many children will experience colds throughout the year, as their exposure to germs has significantly increased. However, when a cold seems like it won’t go away, the culprit may be allergy-related.
According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, up to 40% of children experience allergies. In order to help your child cope with the condition, you can help them avoid the trigger.
If your child has seasonal allergies, track pollen count and keep them inside when the level is high if possible.
- In the late summer and early fall, during ragweed pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the morning.
- In the spring and summer, during the grass pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the evening.
- Some molds, another allergy trigger, may also be seasonal. For example, leaf mold is more common in the fall.
- Sunny, windy days can be especially troublesome for pollen allergy sufferers.
It will help to keep your windows closed and the air conditioner running in the car and house.
If your child has severe allergies that cannot be controlled by over the counter medication, it’s best to see a specialist. Make sure that you read the label of any medicine you give your child to make sure the medicine is age appropriate.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, child safety and health is very important to me. I hope that these tips will help your family. As a product liability lawyer, I hope that any medication you give your child is regulated and age appropriate.