Southern Mom Loves: Children's Claritin®: A Great Resource for Parents + 8 Ways to Help Alleviate Symptoms!

Children's Claritin®: A Great Resource for Parents + 8 Ways to Help Alleviate Symptoms!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

I am participating in an influencer program on behalf of Claritin®. This program is paid for by the makers of Claritin® and I have received compensation for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.

With Spring here, I had to be prepared for allergy season. It would be enough to handle if it were just me, but my daughter suffers from seasonal allergies as well. When the pollen starts, so do her allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes and throat.  I've got a great resource on children's allergies, a list of ways to help them feel less miserable, and a way to save on their medication!

Ahhhh, spring, how I love thee! Except for the pollen. It's a requirement for the whole gorgeous seasonal cycle to start again, but why does it have to make us so miserable?

My daughter didn't develop allergies until around 6 years old. At first, we thought she must be coming down with a little cold. We monitored her temperature, wiped her nose, and imagined that it would pass in a few days to a week. Two weeks later and she still had watery eyes and was sneezing. She didn't ever get a fever, but she felt terrible. It was time to see a doctor.

We were told she had developed seasonal allergies, which is not something that was going to be fun to manage, but manageable it is. Our doctor recommended Children's Claritin RediTabs® for Juniors. They dissolve in your mouth and are suitable for ages 6 years and up. It’s the one we come back to year after year (plus, it’s available at Walmart)!

Claritin® also created an amazing resource to help moms understand and manage their kids' allergies: the Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit®. You can learn about your child's allergy symptoms, check the pollen forecast in your area, and learn ways to help manage symptoms. There's even a coupon for $3 off Claritin RediTabs® for Juniors to use on your next Walmart run! (Find it under the 'Manage' tab.)

If your child is having allergy symptoms and medication isn’t available, there are ways to help them feel not-so-miserable for a while.  

  1. If their symptoms include being dried out, have them drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
  2. For dry nasal passages, try a humidifier, or even a warm shower. A saline nasal spray can also help moisten their nasal passages.
  3. A cold compress can help soothe itchy, watery eyes.
  4. Warm drinks can help soothe a sore throat.
  5. A smear of petroleum jelly can help keep raw, red noses from getting worse.
  6. Check the pollen forecast and try to stay indoors as much as possible on those high pollen days.

You can check that pollen forecast with the Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit® by the makers of Children’s Claritin® and get lots of great info on managing your child's allergies, whether seasonal or year-round.


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