5 Steps to Prevent and Manage Your Child’s Allergiesby Allison Bush Editor
Limit outdoor play
Stay indoors on windy days during the pollen season, and don’t allow your child to play in fields with flowers and tall grass.
Buy a portable HEPA filter
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Accumulator) filters can remove dust mite droppings, pollens, molds, spores, animal dander and many other irritants. They cost $100 – $200. Place it in the main living area of the house during the night to clean the air while you sleep. Then run it in the bedroom during the afternoon so the air will be clean while you sleep.
Don't hang dry laundry
Use a mechanical dryer instead of hang-drying your child's laundry since the clothing can pick up pollen outdoors.
Keep windows closed
Keep all the windows and doors closed during your child’s specific allergy season. This keeps the pollen out.
Give your child a bath and wash hair before bedtime to get the pollen out. Wash hats and jackets more frequently during pollen season.