Helping Children with Indoor Allergies
How to reduce the indoor allergens that affect kids
For kids dealing with indoor allergies, Some pollutants may be 2–5-fold more concentrated inside than outside buildings. Indoor exposure occurs mainly at home and in schools, but also in day-care centres.1 Up to 40 percent of children suffer from allergic rhinitis.2 Telfast® oral suspension is here to help fight indoor allergies and let kids focus on being kids.3 But there’s plenty more you can do around the house to reduce allergens and maximize their comfort. This starts by keeping your home free of — or at least minimizing — allergens. Allergies happen when a body detects an allergen. The body produces antibodies, which produce allergic symptoms.4
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Allergies happen when a body detects an allergen. The body produces antibodies, which produce allergic symptoms. The most typical symptoms of indoor allergies include.4
Itchy eyes, nose, ears, throat4
First, see a doctor
If indoor allergies are making life uncomfortable for your child, start by making an appointment with their paediatrician or an allergist. A doctor will be able to run tests to see if your child has a sensitivity to one or more of the most common indoor allergens.
Eliminate allergy triggers and make things a little less sneezy
Once allergies are confirmed, here’s what to do: Clean house!5
Allergens are practically everywhere. So the best way to get rid of symptoms is to get rid of the triggers. Here are the most common places to find them:5
Pillows and bedding you can not wash in hot water.5
What you can do about indoor allergens
Obviously, adding a bunch of new cleaning chores may not be practical. But you can use this list as a place to start:
- Control dust mites.5
- Use low-pile carpets or throw rugs you can wash.5
- Also avoid heavy drapes and overstuffed fabric furniture.5
- Replace drapes and blinds with roll-down shades or washable curtains.5
- Use zippered allergen-resistant or plastic covers on your pillows, mattresses and box springs.5
- Wash bedding, pillows, and stuffed toys in water that’s at least 130°F; dry them in a hot dryer.5
- Reduce mold.5
- Minimize pet dander.5
- Keep the air clean.5
- Control cockroaches.4
*you have to avoid the allergy trigger like pets’ Dander
Relieve their indoor allergies with Telfast® Oral suspension for children.3
Telfast® Oral suspension can help relieve your child’s indoor allergy symptoms so they can feel like themselves again. Telfast® Oral suspension won’t impact their learning or concentration due to sedation. And because it lasts a full 12 hours, your child gets relief through the school day and beyond.3
Allergies to pets with fur are common. It's often difficult or impossible to eliminate completely your exposure to animal allergens.
Mold and mildew are fungi that lives everywhere. So if you have persistent allergicsymptoms that occur through several seasons, you might be allergic to mold.
Dust mites are tiny organisms that can barely be seen by the naked eye. A dust mite allergy can even trigger asthma and eczema.
Allergy season is different for everyone. That’s because different kinds of outdoor allergens — or irritants — get distributed into the air year-round.
Air pollution is the fourth greatest threat to public health after cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Individuals with persistent allergic rhinitis are more prone to develop respiratory and ocular symptoms after exposure to sudden temperature changes.
Allergies vs Cold: Understand the Difference
Seasonal allergies and the common cold can be so much alike that it's sometimes hard to tell the two apart. But look closely and you can find clues about what's going on.
Hives and skin allergies
Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy welts that result from a skin reaction. The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course
Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever, Happens when you breath in something to which you are allergic, and the inside of your nose becomes inflamed and swollen
Adult Indoor Allergies
There’s no place like home … for allergies! Just stepping indoors — at home, work, or school — exposes you to numerous allergens.
Children's Outdoor Allergies
Nearly 5.2 million children under age 18 experience hay fever in the past 12 months and 7.1 million have respiratory allergies
1. The European Lung White Book. Chapter 10. Indoor Environment. available at: https://www.erswhitebook.org/files/public/Chapters/10_indoor_environment.pdf . last accessed 14/4/2022
2. Food and Drug Administration, Allergy Relief for Your Child, Available at: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/allergy-relief-your-child ; last accessed: 14/4/2022.
3. Ministry of health, Telfast approved leaflet, approval date 29/11/2018.
4. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Indoor Allergy , Available at:(https://www.aafa.org/control-indoor-allergens/), last accessed:14/4/2022.
5. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Control Indoor Allergens to Improve Indoor Air Quality, Avaialble at: https://www.aafa.org/control-indoor-allergens/ ;last accessed:14/4/2022.
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