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Allergies are something I wish nobody had to deal with. But, the reality is that so many of us do have them. And, of course, my girls were lucky enough to have them passed down to them from me. As a long time allergy sufferer, I know what I have to do to keep my allergies in check, and I know what I have to do for my girls to keep their allergies in check.
And if we don’t keep them in check, well, this is how we look and it’s NOT GOOD!
We are often on-the-go, on an adventure, or doing something fun; but even at home, we can have symptoms from our allergies. Indoors, things like dust can set off sneezing attacks and itchy, swollen and red eyes for days. Since realizing that N was suffering from allergies just like me, we got her on a daily regimen of Children’s Claritin® (available at Walmart) as suggested by her doctor. As it turns out, Children’s Claritin® is actually the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Non-Drowsy Oral Allergy Brand.
When she was younger, we would use the Children’s Claritin® Syrup (ages 2+), but now we have moved onto the the Claritin RediTabs® for Juniors (ages 6 and up) which are dissolvable tablets that melt in your mouth. They dissolve so quickly and they provide 24-hours of non-drowsy relief of of runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat.
Which is great, because we can do things like build a trebuchet in the yard and not worry about having to come inside before we are finished.
And we can all take family walks without having to worry about sneezing and itching and overall discomfort.
Tips for Helping With Allergies
Children’s Claritin® definitely helps, but it’s good to take extra measures to help with things that might cause a reaction are imperative. Here are a couple that we do:
- Remove and wash clothes once you return inside
- Track symptoms
- Check allergy forecast and pollen count
- Opt for solid flooring over carpeting inside
- Have a “go bag” for extra symptoms including tissues, eye drops, wipes, throat drops
- Have your vents in your home cleaned regularly
- Replace air filters regularly
It’s taken me a while to really get my allergies in check after finally realizing what I was experiencing, so I was more aware when I saw the symptoms creeping up in my kids. Thankfully, when I have a question, I can turn to the Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit® by the makers of Children’s Claritin®. It is an online resource to help moms understand and manage their kids’ allergies.
In the ToolKit you will find
- A forecast to track the pollen count in my area, or where I might be going
- Differences between an allergy and a cold
- Questions to help make sure I know the right questions to ask of our pediatrician
- Tips for managing allergies in my children
- A coupon for $3 off Children’s Claritin
No parent likes to see their child uncomfortable or miserable because of their allergies, so anything I can do to help them feel better is a win. If your child suffers from allergies, grab the coupon and make sure to stock up on your next Walmart run!