Before starting any spring allergy treatment, you should visit a pediatrician to find out if it is the allergy that is causing the baby’s ailment or if there are other reasons for the symptoms. Although there is no effective cure for spring allergies in children, there are a few ways you can make the little ones feel better.
These few tips have proven to be effective in helping to curb the symptoms of spring allergies.
Keep your baby indoors
Staying inside the house is one of the best ways to avoid contact with allergens. When the pollen count is high in the air, try to keep the baby indoors. The pollen count is higher in the middle of the morning or in the early evening or when there is wind.
Salt water treatment
Nasal congestion is one of the most painful symptoms of seasonal allergy. To relieve congestion you can try nasal irrigation with salt water. You can buy salt water from the workshop or create your own by mixing 8 ounces of water with 1 teaspoon of salt.
Give your child plenty of water to drink
Continuous sneezing and blowing your nose can make the child feel dry. So always keep a sipper container handy to keep your baby properly hydrated.
It’s okay to give the little ones some time as long as the water is warm. Steam from the water helps relieve allergy symptoms. Just make sure the water isn’t boiling.
Keep your room cool
Turn on the air conditioner in your home and in the car to prevent pollen from entering your room.
Use a humidifier
Your baby would breathe much easier if there is some moisture in the air. If you live in an area with a dry climate, you may want to consider getting yourself a humidifier.
Use a cold compress
If the child is annoyed by the itchy eye symptoms, apply cold compress to the eyes and face. Cold compress is an effective way to deal with pain and itching.
Gargle for sore throat
If the child suffers from a sore throat, gargling with salt water could help immensely in relieving the pain.
Hot drinks also help
A lot of fluid intake helps control allergy symptoms. A ginger and lemon honey tea is a refreshing drink that also helps relieve congestion and cold throat.
Use petroleum jelly for sore nose
If your child’s nose is raw and sore from sneezing, dab some petroleum jelly to get rid of the pain.