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How to Manage Children’s Indoor Allergies

The indoors should be a fun, safe space for little ones to play and grow. It’s a place for their imagination to take flight, and a place where they can be themselves. However, homes can also be the source of indoor allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms in children. Indoor allergens are present all year round but are most noticeable in colder months when kids spend more time inside. Let your child focus on fun while you do the rest: Do your research on indoor allergiesX indoor allergies
Characterized by an overreaction of the immune system to certain allergens (see Allergens) commonly found indoors, such as mold spores, pet dander, cockroaches or dust mites (also called perennial allergies). Indoor allergies tend to last longer than allergies caused by exposure to outdoor…
to make your home a place your children want to be.

Pet Allergies

Animal fur is not an indoor allergenX allergen
A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction.
for kids. The true culprit is the protein found in the animal’s dander (dead skin cells), saliva and urine. Cats may cause more allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms than dogs. Although individual pets affect individual children differently, there is no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenicX hypoallergenic
Products designed to be less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
breed. 

Kids love their pets. There’s nothing better than seeing your child give their kitten a loving pet or watching them play fetch with their pup. Pet allergies don’t have to end you kid’s bond with their dog or cat, but boundaries should be put into place to limit the effects of allergies and keep your child healthy.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Besides dogs and cats, the allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-causing proteins in pet dander can also be found in hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, mice and more.1

Tips for Kids with Pet Allergies

  • Limit Playtime with Pets
    Keep furry family members out of your child’s bedroom.
     
  • Practice Good Hygiene
    Remind your kid to wash his or her hands after playing with or touching the family pet.
     
  • Keep Your Pet Clean
    Giving your pet regular baths washes away dander and reduces your kid’s exposure to allergens
     
  • Foster Before Adopting
    Make sure new furry friends won’t trigger your kid’s allergies before you give them a forever home.
     
  • Pack Medicine
    If you are bringing your child to a playdate, ask if his or her friend has pets and provide allergyX allergy
    An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
    medicine to the other parent so they can use it if needed.

Dust Allergies

Where there’s dust, there are dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
. These microscopic creatures eat dead skin cells and live in household fabrics such as pillows, mattresses, furniture, blankets, carpets and stuffed animals. Dust mitesX Dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
are found in all homes but are more prevalent in humid areas.

Tips for Kids with Dust Allergies

  • Clean the House
    Dust with a damp sponge, mop regularly and use a vacuum with a HEPAX HEPA
    High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter that removes particles in the air by forcing it through screens containing microscopic pores where it is captured.
    filter or double bag.
     
  • Clean the Bed
    Wash bedding regularly in hot water (at least 130°F). Vacuum your child’s mattress every two weeks and invest in dust-mite covers and hypoallergenicX hypoallergenic
    Products designed to be less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
    pillows and bedding.
     
  • Put Away Clothes and Toys
    Put your child’s laundry in closets and drawers, and store toys in toyboxes to prevent dust build-up.
     
  • Wash Stuffed Animals
    Dust mitesX Dust mites
    A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
    and their waste can build up on stuffed animals. Wash them regularly in hot water and limit the number of toys your child brings to bed.
     
  • Ditch the Carpet
    Wall-to-wall carpeting is soft and cozy, but it’s also a magnet for indoor allergens, including dust, pet dander and moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    . Consider replacing it with hardwood or vinyl floors.

Mold Allergies

Microscopic moldX mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
spores that float in the air like pollenX pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
can trigger kids’ mold allergies. MoldX Mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
grows in damp spots such as basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, attics, refrigerators and windowsills. Make sure you check those hide-and-seek spots. Since mold thrives in damp spaces, your child may experience allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms more during wet weather and humid months

Tips for Kids with Mold Allergies

  • Clean the Bathroom
    Bathrooms are the wettest rooms in the house, and moldX mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    loves damp shower curtains, tile grout, bath mats and more. Clean regularly with mold-killing products.
     
  • Finish the Laundry
    Laundry rooms are also hot spots for mold growth. Clean regularly and don’t leave damp laundry in the washing machine for long periods.
     
  • Dehumidify
    Keep the relative humidity in your home below 50 percent. Monitor humidity and place a dehumidifier in your kid’s bedroom.
     
  • Open the Curtains
    MoldX Mold
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    doesn’t like sunlight, so try to keep the curtains or shades open during the day, especially in your child’s bedroom.
     
  • Go HypoallergenicX Hypoallergenic
    Products designed to be less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

    Sweat can make pillows, mattresses and furniture moldy. Be sure to check the label for “hypoallergenicX hypoallergenic
    Products designed to be less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
    .”

Allergy Relief with Claritin® for Kids

Kids still feeling allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms? Indoor allergiesX Indoor allergies
Characterized by an overreaction of the immune system to certain allergens (see Allergens) commonly found indoors, such as mold spores, pet dander, cockroaches or dust mites (also called perennial allergies). Indoor allergies tend to last longer than allergies caused by exposure to outdoor…
are nothing to sniff at, but parents should know their kid’s discomfort will only be temporary with the right treatment plan and medicine.  Children’s Claritin® and Claritin® RediTabs® for Juniors offer non-drowsy allergy relief from sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat for kids in a variety of kid-friendly forms and flavors. Use as directed to help your children feel better — and get back to building that pillow fort.

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