Monday, September 23, 2013

Back to School Allergy Tips

As soon as back to school started, so did the colds and allergies. Fall is the time of year when most suffer from some kind of seasonal allergy or cold.
I have put together some tips for the season that has helped us with our seasonal allergies and I hope it helps you too.

1. Be sure to have Children's Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand!
2. Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your child's daily routine.
3. Let there be light! Mold doesn't like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day. Should be easy during the summer months!
4. Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria? Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary.
5. Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms. Be sure to remove laundry from the washing machine promptly. Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer means mold can quickly grow there.
6. Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly. Dry, windy days can be particularly high in pollen.
7. Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens from body surfaces and hair.
8. Stay hydrated! Always send your child to school with a bottle of water. Drinking lots of clear fluids through the day can help get rid of toxins and flush out body.
9. Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the day.

Back to school also means creating fun and exciting lunch ideas. My son has so many food allergies, I make his lunch daily. I feel like I always send the same kind of lunches everyday but this year I am getting creative.

My Three Lunch Ideas:

1. Chicken Kabobs: pieces of cold chicken breasts, cold gluten free noodles, black olives and cucumbers. Layer on a stick. I also added a side of BBQ sauce for dipping.
2. Pasta Salad: cold pepperoni, gluten free noodles and veggies with a drizzle of Italian dressing.
3. Breakfast for Lunch: I put a waffle in his thermos and added some sausage and bacon with a side of fruit salad.

Hope some of these tips can be helpful to you during this Back to School and Allergy Season.

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1 comment:

Julianne Hendry said...

Jeanette, my oldest daughter has allergies and i also get worried when they go back to school. I need to stop procrastinating and send her to an allergist. I'm pretty sure she is allergic to animal dander and dairy. I hope your kids stay allergy-free.