Seasonal Allergy Tip #5: Use a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter in your vacuum. HEPA is a type of filter that can trap a large amount of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners would simply re-circulate back into the air of your home.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #4: Wash linens in hot water. Also wash bedding in hot water weekly.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #3: Use special mattress and pillow covers that block dust mites.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #2: Wash or remove stuffed animals from bedrooms as they may be covered in allergens.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #1: Shower before bedtime to avoid bringing allergens to bed.
It is important to know what your child is allergic to. People are allergic to different things so your doctor may be able to help you figure that out. Knowing what makes your child’s symptoms worse can then lead to avoiding those items. The most important action you can take is to limit the allergens that are within your control. Come back tomorrow for tips on limiting allergens in your home and making life for a seasonal allergy sufferer more bearable.
Allergies are typically genetic. A child whose parents have allergies is more likely to have allergies too. There isn’t a cure, but there are ways to control allergies. Tomorrow will be more on how you can help people with seasonal allergies.
These days noses are running, eyes are puffy and throats are scratchy. It is allergy season. Allergens are what cause those uncomfortable symptoms. They are common yet harmless items such as pollen, mold spores and dust. Allergens are what make people who have allergies sneeze, wheeze, cough or have other symptoms. Allergies are also a common trigger for asthma symptoms. Check back here over the next several days to find ways to keep seasonal allergies under control.
Parents can prevent the spread of strep throat at home if someone in the house has already been diagnosed with a strep infection. Be certain that all your family members thoroughly wash their hands after wiping noses and before eating or preparing food. Make sure you wash all dishes, cups and utensils thoroughly in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher. Also do not allow the sharing of food or eating utensils.
Children with strep infections may return to school after taking the prescribed medicine for at least 24 hours and there is no fever.