8 Ways To Combat Your Kids’ Allergies Without Drugs
Some kids have seasonal allergies, and others have them all year long. And with all the sniffling, sneezing and itchy eye attacks sweeping through the population, it can be tough for your little ones to get through the day without looking like they’ve been charged by a swarm of bees. When it comes to getting some relief, over-the-counter drugs can do the trick, but they’re not the only ways you can karate kick your child’s allergies right out the window. Take a look at these eight simple steps you can take to tame those irritating symptoms that peeve your munchkin.
Allergy Proof Your Home
When pollen’s blowing away outside (peak time for pollen is between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., according to WebMD), be sure to keep your windows closed and run your air conditioners instead. (No fans, they just blow the dust around.) Invest in HEPA filters to trap allergens and get rid of carpets; they’re nothing more than havens for dust, pollen and other irritants. Or if you don’t want to do away with your carpet, make sure you invest in an A+ vacuum with a HEPA-rated filter to keep that dust from recycling back into the air and on the carpet.