How do I protect my child from allergy attacks during a flight?

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
The very low humidity on airplanes combined with changes in cabin pressure can wreak havoc on tear ducts and sinuses, both of which play a role in staving off allergic attacks. Moreover, there's the danger of exposure to airborne germs as air recirculates. Protect your child's defenses with regular saline irrigation before you take off and while aloft. Make him drink plenty of liquids, too.
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