Be Careful of Summer Allergies

If your kids have been suffering with summer allergies more than usual, it may be time for a trip to Powell Pediatrics. The past few months have been especially dry and if your children have been sniffling and sneezing summer allergies could be to blame.

It’s not just fall and spring that cause a stuffy nose. Summer can cause allergies if your kids have been exposed to Ragweed or Sagebrush. If your kids have been helping with the yard work watch out for Bermuda, Blue Grasses, and Sweet Vernal. Russian Thistle and Pigweed can also be a problem. Ragweed can travel hundreds of miles causing allergies to occur where the plant doesn’t even exist.

Pollution can also provoke summer allergies, and be careful of hornets, yellow jackets, bees, and wasps, as they like to make their presence known during the warmer months.

If you notice watery eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, coughing, itchy eyes and nose or dark circles under the eyes of your 7 year old or any of your other kids, schedule an appointment as quickly as possible with Powell Pediatrics.