Don’t Let Seasonal Allergies Keep Your Kids Down

The cold and flu season may be ending, but unfortunately, that usually signals seasonal allergies. Hay fever and other allergies caused by plant and flower growth usually begin in March. Let Powell Pediatrics help your kids overcome the sneezing and sniffling that usually accompanies hay fever season.

Reactions to pollen, ragweed, and other grasses have seen an increase in the last decade, and because the seasons seem to be, lasting longer and starting earlier, your kids are even more at risk.

According to Dr. Carl Timothy Morris from Powell Pediatrics, you can do your kids a favor by minimizing their exposure when pollen counts are high. Close your windows and have your kids stay inside on days that are hotter and dryer than usual. Use an indoor air filter or add specialized filters to your windows. These filters let the air in while keeping the pollen out. Change your kid’s clothes after they have been inside, as it will prevent pollen and other allergens from polluting the rest of your home.

For more information regarding seasonal allergies, schedule an appointment with Powell Pediatrics today.