I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls Collective on behalf of Children's Claritin®. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program.
Recently we took a little road trip to see my parents in Oregon. My parents live on a 40 acre ranch and my boys love to visit! They can roam free and explore and have all sorts of fun.
My 6 year old son has allergies and asthma and this visit it was really affecting him in a negative way. The alfalfa on my parents property had grown quite large and there were all sorts of dust and pollens. My poor guy was sneezing up a storm, his eyes were all red, itchy and puffy and his nose was all stuffed up! Not fun for him. We tried to tell him not to go walking out in the alfalfa and sage brush, but that was hard for an adventurous 6 year old! We knew it was a worse year than normal for pollens because it was even affecting my husband which it never really did in other years.
We tried to take several steps to alleviate my son's allergies in any way we could. Here are some of the tips that worked for us:
--We tried to keep long sleeves and pants on him as well as cowboy boots so that none of the irritants remained on his skin.
--We had him change take his clothes off before bed and we would wash them.
--My son would take a shower before bed so that none of the pollens and dust was in his hair or on his body while sleeping to cause any further irritation.
--We instructed him to keep his hands away from his face so he wouldn't rub his eyes or nose. This was a tough one for him! When something itches you want to rub it!
--This trip we also tried Claritin for the first time. I never realized he could take it but it is for kids 6 and up. It really did work wonders for him!
All of these things really helped to alleviate his allergy problems and we were able to enjoy a fun trip with family!
Claritin also has some really great tips for moms and kids. I want to hear what you do. What tips do you have for alleviating allergy symptoms?
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