TAGS: Children's Allergies
Be there for your child, even when you’re not.
An allergy plan for when your child is away
When you’re with your child, it’s easier to stay on top of their allergies. But what happens when you can’t be there? Sleepovers and playdates, trips to visit relatives, school or camp, are times when you’ll need to plan ahead to take care of your child’s allergy symptoms. Use the tips below to help others manage your child’s allergies when you can’t.
Communicate with the adult in charge
If your child will be away during allergy season, discuss your child’s needs with the adult in charge. In the event your child visits a home that has pets, it’s a good idea to make the adult aware that pet dander can stir up your child’s allergy symptoms.1 Explain what time of day is worst for your child’s allergies (usually mornings), and what they can expect if your child shows symptoms. And, advise them to administer Children’s FLONASE® Allergy Relief each morning, as recommended according to the child’s age for 24-hour relief.
Set up treatment reminders on your child’s or caretaker’s mobile device
Using Children’s FLONASE® as directed is important for continued relief. It may be something that became second nature for you, but for others it will be a new experience. If your child has a mobile phone or tablet, set up daily reminders. Or, ask the caretaker to do so.
Advise about condition-appropriate activities
Outdoor activities in a park, zoo or even in your own back yard can make allergy symptoms worse especially if there are a lot of trees. On days when your child’s allergies are likely to act up, it may be better to have indoor activity options.
Pack an on-the-go allergy kit
To help others treat your child’s allergies when they’re not at home, pack an allergy kit containing: Children’s FLONASE® for 24-hour symptom relief, tissues for runny nose, and children’s sunglasses to keep allergens from getting directly in their eyes. Be sure to include detailed directions about how and when to use each.