Allergy Relief Options for Children
There are many ways to treat your child’s allergy symptoms. Each treatment works differently, so discuss with your pediatrician which method would work best for your child.
Works directly in the nose to suppress inflammation and ease stuffiness, sneezing, and runny nose. Talk to your pediatrician about the proper dosage.1
Help decrease the release of histamine — one of the many allergic substances that produce allergy symptoms. Some antihistamines may cause your child to feel drowsy, so be sure to check the label.1
Relieves only the itchy, watery eyes, redness, and swelling associated with allergies.2
Help make the blood vessels in the nose smaller, thus, decreasing congestion.1 But if used for longer than 3 days in a row, nasal decongestants can cause a “rebound effect,” making nasal congestion worse.
May help to relieve nasal congestion. Talk to your child’s doctor before treatment.3
Tiny amounts of the allergen are injected with gradually increasing doses over time, improving your child’s tolerance to the allergen.3
- Allergic Rhinitis. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2015, from https://www.beaumont.edu/childrens/conditions-and-disorders/allergic-rhinitis/
- Eye Allergy. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2015, from https://acaai.org/allergies/types/eye-allergies
- Hay fever. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2015, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hay-fever/in-depth/seasonal-allergies/art-20048343?pg=2