Cough Cough Cough!
Does your home sound like this right now?
It’s a beautiful time of year - and… the change of seasons results in all sorts of airborne pollen being released. While this is great for the plant world, it can be really tough on some of us humans.
So what’s going on in our kiddos bodies right now and how is it triggered?
“The biggest spring allergy trigger is pollen. Trees, grasses, and weeds release these tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. When they get into the nose of someone who’s allergic, they send the body's defenses haywire.” - Nayana Ambardekar, MD (WebMD)
The go-to for many is their favorite decongestant or antihistamine. Others prefer nasal sprays and eye drops.And still others turn to natural remedies like nasal irrigation, butterbur, quercetin and stinging nettle.
Phew. That’s a lot of options to stop that irritation for our kiddos.
The constant irritation can be a distraction for school, and even tougher when wearing a mask.
Here are three ideas you may want to consider to handle the onslaught of the pollen attack:
With these three additions to your spring, you can spend more time enjoying the sun and less timing running from the sneezes. Your kids will also find it easier to handle wearing a mask and have better focus for school, sports and other activities.
Enjoy your spring!
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