Warmer weather is upon us and it seems that the mild winter has lent itself to an early spring. Blooms are everywhere and although it may be chilly at night, it is delightful during the day — all the more reason to be outside. So spring the kids away from TV and computers and into some fresh air and sunshine!
But for some of us, with the warmer weather comes allergies. If you are like many others, the blooms are beautiful but you look upon them with dread as your eyes itch and tear, your throat feels scratchy, and you sneeze away the day. Pollen is shedding and is worse on windy days like today.
Luckily, there are methods to deal with allergies. For example after playing all day outside children should bathe and wash their hair before bed. Pollens collect in hair and can cause a miserable night. Another suggestion is to keep windows closed and damp mopping and dusting to decrease collection of pollens in your home. Make your home a safe haven and you and your children will feel better.
Remember medications for allergies should be given with caution in children, follow age and dosages on packages and don’t over medicate — more is not better.
Also remember that allergies can trigger asthma attacks — another reason to be vigilant.
As a mother of two allergy-prone children I can say that the choice of foods rich in vitamin C and folic acid help reduce the inflammation associated with allergic reactions so if you have the same problem don’t hesitate to invest in these natural allergy remedies. Another important thing is to pay enough attention to cleaning your home because we sometimes don’t realize that our homes harbor significant amounts of at least five allergy-provoking irritants and if we paid more attention to the spots where these common allergens usually linger we would be better protected from the negative impact they have on our health. Moreover, a large number of allergy-fighting products are available in the market that can contribute a great deal to an allergy-free home.— meghan / March 27th, 2012 at 9:12 am