Seasonal Allergies

Pollen comes from trees, grasses and weeds and the more pollen in the air, the worse the symptoms.  If parents have allergies, there is a higher chance the child will also have allergies.

Seasonal allergy symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, throat clearing, and itchy eyes. A tingling in the throat and mouth that causes itchiness does not usually occur with a cold but frequently does with allergies.

Some things you can do keep your child with seasonal allergies more comfortable are as follows:
  • See your pediatrician for medications that can help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms.
  • Keep doors and windows closed especially on windy days when pollen counts are highest.
Keep the house free of dust and mold. Do not allow anyone to smoke around your child