Spring is in the air! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the kids are merrily playing, and then it starts………. the first “AH-CHOO!!!” Many adults and children suffer from springtime allergies due to the rising mold and pollen counts in March, April and May.
With the weather being so nice it is impossible to resist enjoying the beautiful outdoors! Even children that suffer from seasonal allergies should be able to play outside and to revel in what nature has to offer. For most kids, seasonal allergies cause mild symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, throat clearing and itchy eyes. But for some, allergies can lead to other complications such as acute sinusitis and asthma exacerbations. Therefore, we must take steps to protect our children affected by seasonal allergies.
Here are some natural tips to reduce allergy symptoms:
Written by Deborah Boyle MD
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