Nasal Allergy Management in Babies and Toddlers

Nasal Allergy Management in Babies and Toddlers

There is nothing more horrible than having to wipe your little one’s nose every few seconds for weeks. Nasal allergy is one of the common signs that toddlers suffer from due to the spread of allergens all around them. Here’s how to manage it.

 

Knowing the Symptoms

  • A runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing frequently
  • A chronic cough
  • Watery red eyes
  • Breathing through mouth
  • Symptoms that last longer than 2 weeks.

 

Knowing The Causes

Nasal allergies tend to be less common among kids after age 3. Kids can be allergic to the same things that cause allergy in adults.

Dust mites, pet dander, mold, and pollen, cleaners, shampoos, detergents, and soaps could be the problem.

Genetics could be the reason. If any of the parents had allergies or eczema, this is a risk factor.

 

Prevention And Treatment.

The key to treating allergy is to find the trigger. Allergy tests are not reliable for kids under 3 years.

Try to figure out when the symptoms have changed. Do they happen in different seasons of the year, when he gets in contact with pets..etc

When you check with your pediatrician, he might suggest allergy medicine.

Do the following to reduce the risk:

  • Use washable toys to avoid the accumulation of dust.
  • Replace rugs and carpets with washable ones.
  • Keep his or her room tidy.
  • Cover their bed with a dust mite-proof sheet or cover.
  • Adjust the humidity of the air and use AC to filter allergens that come from outside.
  • Use fragrance-free Laundry detergents
  • Use fragrance-free cleansers, shampoos, and baby wash
  • Keeps pets away from his or her room.

 

 

Resources:

Parents. “Baby Allergies: Prevention & Treatment Tips”

WebMD. “When Your Child Has Allergies”

*This article is for information purposes only. It does not represent Ego's advice or views.