Helping Children with Indoor Allergies

How to reduce the indoor allergens that affect kids

A little girl sitting on ground playing with a cat.

*you have to avoid allergy causing triggers like pets’ danders

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

In this page you will find information about

Indoor allergy symptoms
Indoor allergy triggers
What you can do about indoor allergens
Telfast®  Oral suspension for children

The most typical symptoms of indoor allergies include:4

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


  Runny nose4

  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

  Damp areas5

  Indoor plants5


  Pillows and bedding you can not wash in hot water.5

  Soft furniture5

  Stuffed toys.5

  Unsealed mattresses.5

  Wall-to-wall carpet5

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
    • Use dehumidifiers to reduce both mold and dust mites.5
    • Fix all leaks and other causes of damp areas.5
    • If you see mold on a surface, clean it immediately. Wear a mask and clean the surface each week to keep it from returning.5
  • Minimize pet dander.5
    • Before getting a pet, ask an allergist to determine if your kids are allergic.5
    • Keep pets out of the bedroom.5
    • Wash and change pet beds and toys often5
  • Keep the air clean.5
    • Increase the flow of outdoor air.5
    • Use air cleaners with certified allergy and asthma filters.5
    • Vacuum once or twice a week with certified allergy and asthma filters.5
  • Control cockroaches.4
    • Keep food in lidded containers, take out garbage and recyclables.4
    • Vacuum, and sweep the floors after meals.4
    • Clean under stoves, refrigerators, or toasters where crumbs can accumulate.4
A little boy sits on the floor and plays with his dog.

*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

Find the Telfast® product that’s good for you and your family

Recommended Reading

    1. The European Lung White Book. Chapter 10. Indoor Environment. available at: . last accessed 14/4/2022

    2. Food and Drug Administration, Allergy Relief for Your Child, Available at: ; 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:(, last accessed:14/4/2022.

    5. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Control Indoor Allergens to Improve Indoor Air Quality, Avaialble at: ;last accessed:14/4/2022.

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