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How can I protect my child from an allergic reaction to pollen?

There's no easy way to protect your child from an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen. Here are some things you can do:

  • Help your child avoid outdoor areas that have just been mowed or contain a lot of plant life.
  • Limit your child's outdoor play during allergy season, which can vary depending on what pollens trigger the allergic reactions.
  • Plan your vacation at the height of the expected pollinating period, and choose a location where such exposure would be minimal, such as the seashore.
  • Keep your child indoors during times of highest pollen counts, usually early in the morning on warm, dry, breezy days.
  • If your child must be out when pollen levels are high, consider using a face mask designed to keep pollen from reaching nasal passages.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.