Are you looking for ways to battle your kids’ allergies with less medication? Finding the right medicine is important, but drugs are not the only weapon in your anti-allergy arsenal. The infographic below outlines several ways you can armor your kids against irritants during allergy season. If you start taking precautions as early as possible and keep efforts up for as long as necessary, you can keep allergy-prone kids a lot more comfortable.
People spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, so controlling allergens in your home will increase your kids’ comfort tremendously. Your HVAC system is an important line of defense, so you’ll want to keep it operating at peak performance and make sure the filters are changed regularly. A whole-home air purifier will take your defense to the next level. Bedding is the next area to explore since kids spend one-third or more of their time in the sheets. Irritants like pollen, pet dander, and dust mite droppings can cling to fabrics, so upgrading to allergy-proof bedding will help a lot. Woven fabrics with a pore size of six micrometers or less will keep out dust mites.
The graphic lists home remedies that work well for some families. You might want to keep some apple cider vinegar, local honey, or nettle tea on hand to see if they help take the edge off your kids’ symptoms. Check out the infographic for more details on these tips and other helpful information.