Treating Children’s Seasonal Allergies Naturally

Most parents dread the time of the year when seasonal allergies start to kick in. This period is especially hard for children who have a severe reaction to the allergens that they breathe in, causing them to have an inflammatory response which takes time to threat and can be quite severe. This is why parents need to take appropriate action and minimize the effects of springtime allergies as much as they can. For most it is a lot preferable to do this using natural remedies then to go directly to the prescribed medications.

Here are some effective natural ways to battle this pesky problem, and help your children through the allergy inducing months.

Implement some natural remedies

If your child reaction is mild you might want to try some natural remedies that can ease the symptoms. For example, nettle leaf is a natural antihistamine that can be very effective as it has the ability to block the body’s ability to produce histamine. It can be easily found in nature and can be taken in the form of tea or even capsules. You can mix it up with other herbal teas and offer it to your child as a possible allergy relief. Another great option is apple cider vinegar, it is useful for battling allergies due to its ability to reduce mucus production and cleanse the lymphatic system. You can simply mix a teaspoon into a glass of water and have your child drink it two to three times a day. They will not love it but if it helps they will not complain too much either.

Create the adequate environmental conditions

You cannot control what happens when your child steps out of your home, but while they are inside you can ensure that there are less triggers for their allergies. First of all make sure you get the best air purifier for allergies, preferably one with a HEPA filter so that you can maintain top air quality. Secondly remove all the carpeting from their bedroom because it accumulates a lot of the allergy causing particles. Next, increase the number of vacuuming days for their room, the cleaner it is the less likely will their allergies be triggered. Finally, make sure that the windows and doors remain closed when the pollen count is high, and that everyone takes their shoes off at the door so that they don’t bring any of the allergens into your home.

Make some nutritional modifications

There are a number of foods that can help fight seasonal allergies. Start with introducing such fruit as pineapple which is a great natural source of bromelain, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory effects and is known to reduce nasal swelling which enables your child to breathe more easily. Another great options is turmeric which contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits the release of histamine, it can also inhibit allergic response, and decrease oxidative stress. All of which can significantly lessen your child's symptoms enabling them to fight the seasonal allergies a lot better. Finally, let’s not forget about tuna, might not be on the list of favorite foods for your child but has numerous benefits and helps fight seasonal allergies. Tuna is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory actions and are known to block the production of chemicals that cause allergic reactions.

Make sure you have all the necessary medication at hand

For those more severe cases of seasonal allergies it is important to get the right medication. Of course this needs to be done in agreement with your child’s pediatrician and an allergy specialists. In most cases they prescribe antihistamines as the first line of defense. They can come in different forms such as tablets, capsules, liquids, nasal sprays, and eye drops. Some you can get even without prescription. Other options that might be combined with the antihistamines are leukotriene antagonists, nasal decongestants, or intranasal steroid sprays. Parents need to ensure that all the medication is at hand and taken regularly so as to minimize any possible symptoms and severe reactions caused by the seasonal allergens.

Treating your child's seasonal allergy naturally is the best possible option, but still, be aware that in some cases asking for professional help is a must, just to insure your child's health and wellbeing.

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