If you are concerned that your child has allergies and they seem to have a problem with seasonal changes, you'll want to address the issue with your pediatrician. If their allergies don't seem to be triggered by specific items or foods, the problem may be in your home.
The pediatrician can have your child tested, and can talk with you about different treatment options that are available. Here are a few things you want to consider to help them with their itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and wheezing while you get to the bottom of their allergy problem.
Clean Their Bedroom
It may sound crazy, but you should try vacuuming your child's mattress and pillows, and you should wash the pillows to help remove dust and bacteria. Vacuum the carpeting as well. You should also use an allergy-protectant mattress cover and pillow cases. Wash all around the bedroom, to make sure there isn't dust lingering around the space. If dust is a major problem for them, it doesn't help that they're sleeping in it.
You also may want to run a humidifier, to prevent the air from becoming dry in their room. An air purification machine is also helpful.
Have the Ducts Cleaned
There could be mold and dust living inside the ducts of your house, along with dander, pet hair, rodent or insect feces and more. This could be a cause of your child's issues, and you should have the ducts professionally cleaned. This is going to greatly improve the quality of the air in your home. Change the furnace and air conditioner filter as well.
Do Allergy Testing
If these things don't seem to help at all, and you have cleaned your house thoroughly, you'll want to have your child tested for allergies. This will be where they prick your child's skin with needles containing different things, to target what is exactly triggering their complications.
If your child always has puffy eyes and allergy symptoms and you haven't figured out exactly what the problem is, your pediatrician can help. If the results show that your child has an extreme allergy to different things, you'll want to consider taking your child to an allergist after you've had the testing completed. Don't let your child continue to suffer, or force them to take their medication every day to deal with allergy symptoms; get to the bottom of their allergy problem.Share