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Indoor Year-Round Allergies in Children

Indoor allergies in children can hit any time of year. Your kids can be affected by indoor allergens any place they happen to be—from home to school to grandma’s house. Here are the most common causes of indoor allergies in kids.

    Dust allergy
    Pet allergy
    Mold allergy

A mom’s guide to help minimize your kid’s indoor allergies

While medication can relieve allergy symptoms, these steps may help your child before the sneezing, runny nose, or other symptoms begin.

  • Remove dust collectors:Stuffed animals, books, piles of clothes, upholstered furniture, stacks of boxes, items under the bed, wool blankets, heavy drapes and horizontal blinds, electric fans, and large house plants all collect dust and should be removed from your child’s bedroom
  • Track your home humidity:Place a humidity gauge in your child’s bedroom or play area, especially if they have a play space in the basement. Keep the humidity levels in the 25%-40% range
  • Keep spot clean:To keep pet dander at bay, bathe your pet regularly and make sure your kid washes his or her hands after playing with the pet
  • Think ahead:Ask friends if they have pets before visiting their homes. If they do, talk to your child’s pediatrician about giving him or her allergy medication before visiting friends
  • Test drive a pet:Try babysitting a pet to see if your child has an allergic reaction before your family commits to giving a pet a home
  • No smoking!:Second-hand smoke can exacerbate allergy symptoms. It’s best to keep your child away from cigarette smoke
    What if my child is allergic to our pet?
    Tips for cleaning your house when your child has allergies:

Do they suffer more when they’re out playing? Get help with your child’s outdoor seasonal allergies.

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Another name for indoor allergies.

A chronic disease characterized by an overreaction of the immune system to certain proteins found inside, such as mold spores, pet dander, cockroach or dust mite droppings, etc.

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