Recognize allergic symptoms in kids
As soon as you notice your child is suffering allergic symptoms, see a pediatrician or allergist to get a diagnosis. Look out for these common symptoms of outdoor seasonal allergies:2
Itchy nose and/or throat
Itchy, watery, and/or red eyes+
You may see multiple symptoms or just one. In any case, the sooner you seek medical guidance, the sooner you can get your child on the path to relief.
Get to know what triggers your child’s allergies
You can help minimize symptoms
Here are tips to alleviate seasonal allergies:
Limit outdoor activities between 11 a.m.–3 p.m. when pollen counts are highest3
Have children wash their hands immediately upon returning inside2
Teach children to avoid rubbing their eyes, which can worsen symptoms
Schedule showers or baths as soon as possible after they come inside to wash off any potential remaining allergens on their skin or hair3
Make sure they only wear outdoor clothes once before washing them3
Dry clothes in the dryer, instead of hanging them outside among allergens3
Be aware of your child’s exposure to allergens at school
Learn more about managing your child's allergy symptoms.