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It’s one of those days. Both of my kids woke up with a runny nose, itchy eyes, and they sneezed so many times we lost count. Ugh. I don’t want to get sick. So I have them washing their hands every other minute, staying far away from me and force feeding them vegetables and orange juice. But half the time, maybe more, they aren’t even sick with something I can catch. Many times, their symptoms are from allergies.
Around here, allergies are a common occurrence and have been for all of us. I don’t recall having allergies as a child, but I sure have experienced my fair share as an adult, and my kids have inherited this gift that keeps on giving. But despite having dealt with it for many years, it can still be a challenge to tell the difference between a cold and allergies. It’s important to find out though because the treatment is different and you don’t want to treat them for something they don’t have.
Thankfully there are resources like the Smart Allergy MomTM Toolkit brought to you by the makers of Children’s Claritin® to help you make sense of it all.
Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit
The Smart Allergy MomTM Toolkit offers a variety of tips, tools, and information to help you understand and manage kids’ allergies through three main sections, Learn, Ask, and Manage. The toolkit includes a section to help you prep for doctor visits so you can be prepared and ask the right questions. It also includes resources for helping you manage their allergies including a symptom tracking and an eBook that can help you talk to your child about their allergies. In addition to all that, you will find a pollen count and allergy forecast tool that tells you the estimated pollen levels for the current day and the next day based upon your zip code.
- Learn: Provides information to understand symptoms and distinguish between allergies and colds.
- Ask: Provide talking points and pointers to ensure you are asking the right questions of your child’s doctor.
- Manage: Tips and tools for managing kids’ allergies.
Children’s Claritin® is the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy oral allergy brand. It is for ages 2 and up and offers 24-hour relief of allergy symptoms including a runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat. Kids love the great taste – the chewable tablet comes in grape or bubble gum and the syrup comes in grape flavor.
Seasonal allergies aren’t any fun, but they are manageable once you understand the symptoms and know how to talk to your child’s doctor about them. Using the symptom tracker from the Smart Allergy MomTM Toolkit can help you provide their physician with the information he needs to understand what is causing their symptoms.