Allergy season is right around the corner, and if your children are seeing a Charleston allergy doctor, now is the time to ask them about the best allergy medications for kids. Itchy eyes, running noses, coughs, headaches, and fatigue are all common symptoms of seasonal allergies that can leave children feeling miserable and parents just as worn-out too. Ask your doctor which over the counter medications with antihistamines are best for you to use and check out these other treatment options that may be available:
Nasal Sprays- When your child is suffering from seasonal allergies, they can have congestion as well as a runny nose. Nasal steroid sprays need to be used daily to relieve allergy symptoms, but they can help relieve congestion through the entire Spring allergy season.
Natural Remedies- Your Charleston allergy doctor may recommend natural remedies for relieving seasonal allergies such as honey for scratchy throats, herbal remedies, acupuncture, essential oils, air purifying, and probiotics. Keeping your house clean is also extremely important when your kids have allergies because mold, dust, and mildew can trigger allergic reactions.
Immunotherapy- Allergy shots are a treatment called immunotherapy. This treatment involves regular injections given over a long period—usually a few years. Allergy shots given by your Charleston allergy doctor can help reduce your child’s reactions to allergies and even stop the allergy attacks altogether. Immunotherapy is beneficial for hay fever relief and other seasonal allergies.
Allergies affect each child differently, and depending on the age of your child some treatments may be better suited for yours. Make sure to chat with your Charleston allergy doctor to get started on the best treatment to combat their seasonal allergies so you can enjoy fun in the sun without worrying about reactions.
Make an appointment for your kids with our allergy specialists at National Allergy and ENT today at 843-202-4391.