Everyone hates dealing with allergies and their nasty symptoms, but they can be especially difficult for kids. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, more than 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies every year. Asthma alone affects 7 million children. The worst part? Allergies aren’t always mild and irritating; they can cause chronic illness and be seriously debilitating.
With some allergy cases, medication is unavoidable. But for many people, home remedies limit or eliminate the allergens and their sources. Help your kid breathe easier inside your home by learning how to scour your house for allergens, including in unexpected places. Medication can certainly help, and you should never skip it when a doctor has prescribed it. Creating a home as free of allergens as you can make it is another powerful way to help your children get through tough allergy seasons.
You may not know, for example, that adding certain foods regularly to your child’s diet will help with the allergy fight. Quercetin, Omega-3s, and other vitamins and minerals will give a little immune boost that assists with fighting off allergies. Your HVAC system plays a huge role with allergens in your home. If the HVAC system is maintained well and has a clean filter, it can help eliminate allergens. If the reverse is true, it can spread allergens all over your house. Want to learn more about this? Check out the Easing Allergies for Kids infographic, which is full of helpful information.