I think my child is experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms. What should I do?

Seasonal allergies occur once the healthy body mounts an immune response to an allergen that your child has been exposed to. Your child may have many symptoms including itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy ears, sneezing, post nasal drip, and mild cough. Remember: the ears, nose, throat, and eyes are all connected, so if your child has symptoms in one place they may have symptoms everywhere.
Would you like information on how to reduce the severity of their symptoms?       
If your child is experience allergy symptoms have them:

  • Wear a hat when playing outside
  • Wash their hands and face immediately when they come back inside
  • Wash and rinse their hair each night

Keeping a sheet over your child’s bed if you have windows open in your house. Remove this sheet when they got to bed at night.
Would you like information on over-the-counter medications to try?
There are several OTC medications you can use to help your child’s symptoms. To treat all your child’s symptoms, you can use a nasal spray, eye drops, and oral allergy medicine all at once. Click here to review our handout on recommended over-the-counter products.