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How to Keep Fall Allergies at Bay

September 19, 2019 • Our Blog • Allergies

Fall is ragweed season, but sniffling and sneezing is no way to start the school year! The end of August marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year — and, for people who have ragweed allergies, the start of allergy season. Spring may be the season that’s most strongly associated with pollen, but fall allergies can be just as bad (or even worse) for many people. While spring allergies are usually caused by trees and summer allergies can be blamed on grasses, fall allergies are often caused by weeds or m

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How to Soothe Kids’ Spring Allergies

March 22, 2019 • Our Blog • Allergies

Spring has sprung — and so have seasonal allergies. Here’s how to help your child find relief from sneezing, a runny nose, and other bothersome symptoms. The beginning of spring brings blooming flowers, warmer weather, and fun times outdoors. Unfortunately, for many kids, it can also bring sneezing, runny noses, itchy throats, congestion, coughing, and watery eyes. If that’s the case for your child, they likely have seasonal allergies. Though seasonal allergies can be triggered in summer and fall, as well, the abundance of pollinating trees in the spring can make them especially common in March, April, an

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What Parents Should Know about Seasonal Allergies

December 18, 2018 • Kids Health LLC • Allergies
Girl having cold in the autumn

Fall can be stressful for parents of children with seasonal allergies, but the right precautions can help reduce your child’s symptoms. Changing leaves and pumpkin-flavored treats are exciting signs of a new season for many, but if you’re the parent of a child with seasonal allergies, fall is far less welcome. If this applies to you, you’re not alone — between 5.5 million and 6.1 million children experience hay fever every year. Seasonal allergies usually develop between the ages of four and six, and they’re caused by the body’s reaction to outdoo

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