Typically, children under age 3 don't have allergies. If you have a little one that appears to be experiencing symptoms, talk to your pediatrician.
If one parent has allergies, there's a 50 percent chance their child will have allergies too. If both parents have allergies, that chance jumps to 75 percent.
Determine whether or not your child has an allergy, and find the trigger. Sometimes it's just a cold. One way to rule out allergies is if your child is running a fever. Avoid the triggers as best you can.
If your child still has symptoms, find the right Benadryl product to give your child relief, and carefully read and follow the entire product label before giving the medication. If symptoms persist, talk to your pediatrician.
Talk to your child’s caregivers — teachers, babysitters, coaches, parents of their friends — and bring them up to speed on your child’s allergies and their triggers.
Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce your child's exposure to allergens, both around the house and while outdoors.
Knickknacks collect dust and are hard to clean. Store children's toys, games and stuffed animals in plastic bins to get rid of those dust-collectors.
Hanging laundry outside can attract pollen, causing your child's allergies to flare up. Use a dryer instead.
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