This post is in collaboration with Benadryl Canada. All opinions are my own.
Spring is in the air and by that I mean, allergy season. For as long as I can remember I’ve had allergies. Like insanely bad allergies. When my son started showing symptoms a couple of years ago, I was devastated. I know too well what it’s like and that’s not something I ever wanted for him. Fortunately, he’s a real trooper and thanks to a few changes in our lives, we’ve been able to manage his allergy symptoms. Today I’m sharing some of the things I do to help him during allergy season along with what I always have on hand for those more unexpected allergic reactions.
5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child During Allergy Season
Drink plenty of water
Children that suffer from allergies tend to have an increase in mucus. Drinking lots of clear fluids can help clear out some of this mucus. I always make sure my son has a bottle of water when he goes to school and that he drinks enough when he is at home.
When you have kids that suffer from allergies caused by dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens, it’s essential to keep your home clear of these allergens. That’s why it’s important to follow through with your spring cleaning tasks.
Tips: When cleaning dust use a damp towel/mop. Using a dry cloth stirs up mite allergens which releases them into the air. And we don’t want that.
Clear the Air
When it comes to household allergens such as dust, mold spores, and pet dander investing in a good quality air purifier is a great idea because it removes contaminants from the air in a room. One of the things that triggers my son’s allergies is dry air. Winter is horrible on his allergies. Not only does dry air bring forth more dust (which then cause sneezing, coughing and watery eyes), but it also gives him horrible nosebleeds. Not too long ago I bought a humidifier for his room, and that seems to help a lot.
Encourage them to be active.
My son doesn’t have any allergies to grass, but my son got an allergic reaction last spring while playing outside. I don’t exactly know what caused it, but it wasn’t pretty! I don’t want to live again this scary experience without being prepared. I know that being active is great for his overall health, so I encourage to go outside and play but this time, I am prepared for the season with Benadryl.
Even if your child doesn’t suffer from allergies caused by allergens, it’s still important to be prepared for the unexpected. With the warmer season on the horizon, it’s a good idea to keep some Benadryl Itch Relief Stick on hand. The non-stinging formula contains a topical antihistamine/analgesic and a skin protectant to provide fast, effective relief of itchiness and pain.
Get over the counter relief.
I’ve been using Benadryl for myself for sometimes now. So when Tristan started showing allergy symptoms, I turned to a brand that I trust. When it comes to allergy relief, Children’s Benadryl products have everything I need. I love that Benadryl comes in a variety of products that will act fast and ensure that my son feels better in no time.
Tristan’s allergies are more seasonal so I ALWAYS keep some Children’s Benadryl Chewable in the house. With his aversion to liquid medicine in general, I was happy when he was able to get relief with Children’s Benadryl great tasting chewable tablets. I recently bought the liquid format, and he’s had no adverse reaction to it.
My son tends to swell up when he gets a mosquito bite, so I plan on getting him some Benadryl Itch Cream. This works wonders for insect bites.
Winter and early spring are usually the worst time for my son because of his allergies. Thankfully we have Children’s Benadryl. For unexpected allergic reactions caused by a bug bite, hives, etc., be sure to keep some Children’s Benadryl products in your medicine cabinet. Best part? Benadryl is sold over the counter, so no prescription needed. Which is perfect for those unexpected moments. You can pick some up at your local drug store and use this $4 off coupon to stock-up today!
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Gladys Parker says
My children are 25 and older and have their own children and allergies to deal with so I’ll share your link with them. I used Benadryl with all four of them. I didn’t know though about the Benadryl Itch Relief Stick! I bet it is wonderful.
I struggled with allergies as a kid and I still do! I loved all the tips you included in this post! It’s really about learning your body and what you need to do to prevent a full on allergy attack!
AnnMarie John says
I use Benadryl every once in a while, but not a fan of the drowsiness. It’s good for when I want to sleep.
Explore The 6 says
Great list for allergy season. thanks for sharing
Stephanie | Tutor in Tinseltown says
Allergy season can really do a number on you huh? It can be especially difficult for children to cope with the symptoms, so this is a great article to help parents cope with the changing seasons.
Geraline Batarra says
There are really a great tips to help our child in this allergy season and everything is very well said in this post. Thank you for sharing this with us.
I love the tips! Water is always a great way to keep us hydrated and help the body´s natural healing process.
Kelly Edgar says
This is great…I am going to use these tips on myself! During spring I suffer from terrible allergies, my nephew also does so I will share your link with his parents 🙂
Elizabeth O says
This is a super informative post. I am sure this will help out a lot of parents who have children with allergies. You gave some really great advice.
Allergies kinda skipped my family so I don’t have this problem but I’ll share your post with my friends who have allergic children. Thanks for sharing the tips!
Neely Moldovan says
We are huge fans of Benadryl! We all have awful allergies! Its the WORST!
Marcie W. says
Allergy season is the worst and my kids have really been suffering this year. How wonderful that Benadryl makes a chewable option for fast relief!
Allergies ruin everything. I normally just try to avoid them, but its impossible during the summer.
Leo Tat says
Good tips and they work as well. We take antihistamine yet we still had hayfever symptoms. Then we realise it could be our cat dander as my wife’s symptoms got worse after getting close to our pet. We then bought an air purifier to clear the air, and after three days, our symptoms reduced a lot.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
My eldest son is the same. He has seasonal allergies and the biggest trigger is pollen and dust. Dry air is also another one of his triggers. Humidifiers and air purifiers are helpful to a point but it is only with Benadryl that he finds relief.
These are such great tips for allergies! We are suffering big time over here! Benadryl has always been my go to for my kiddies!
I’m so thankful for the moment we don’t have any allergies. But we keep Benadryl on hand always anywaysjust in case. Great tips!
Karlyn Cruz says
These are such great tips! I suffer so much from allergies and being active definitely helps. Clean air is such a biggy which is why we also got an air purifier! Huge help!
Seasonal allergies affect my son and me more so than the rest of the family. I am hoping these tips help because allergies are bothersome.
Omg I had no idea benyadryl cape in chewable tabs! I will have to stock up since spring and summer are here!