Posted on Oct 15, 2012 | Comments 0
If you as a parent have a child or children with allergies, you probably know how difficult things can get. The important thing is to identify the triggers because you can improve your child’s quality of life by taking simple steps to avoid allergy triggers. Protecting the child against allergic reactions can be difficult so here is a handy list of top triggers for childhood allergies that you should look out for:
We know that pollen is one of the top triggers for childhood allergies so find out when particular types of pollen are higher in count. Ask the allergist, look in newspaper and so on and keep your child indoors during times when the pollen count is highest. Also keep checks on a pet going indoors and outdoors (even if your child is not allergic to pet dander) because they can bring in pollen too.
Mold and mildew also trigger childhood allergies so make sure bathroom and kitchen surfaces are as dry as possible. Make sure there are no leaks anywhere in the house and change air filters frequently.
Keep clutter to a minimum; avoid carpets, rugs and heavy drapes. Also keep your child’s stuffed toys, books and other toys dust free. Bed linen should be hypoallergenic as far as possible and should be washed regularly.
Cigarette smoke can trigger allergies and so can other types of smoke. Wood smoke, pollution and so on can also be triggers of child allergies.
Find out what your child is allergic to – pet dander, their saliva or urine. This may help you avoid triggers even if you do have a pet in the home. There is some evidence to indicate that bathing pets more frequently, say once a week could help.
You may not think you have these pests in the home, but if you do, it could well be cockroaches or cockroach droppings that act as one of the top triggers for childhood allergies.
7. Chemical fumes
Chemical fumes in cleaning fluids, air fresheners, perfumes, cosmetic products and even personal hygiene products could act as triggers. In fact any scented products could be triggering. Air borne aerosols as well as fumes from paints could trigger a child’s allergies.
8. Hot and cold
Another of the top triggers for childhood allergies could be changes in the weather. Humid or dry air, cold or hot air or even sudden changes in air temperatures could be triggering for children.
Parents of children who are concerned about allergies may want send them to an allergist. A CSU Global master of healthcare administration degree may be considered for someone who is interested in helping run one of these offices.
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