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Runny noses, sneezing, itchy eyes followed by those nagging coughs that all moms fear. It had arrived… Cedar Fever. My ultimate nemesis! Not just for myself but, unfortunately, my boys also inherited my allergies to this pesky tree that covers the Texas Hill Country.

In previous years I had struggled with my family’s allergies and trying to find relief for us. While my arch-enemy is cedar fever, others might experience symptoms from any number of sources, and at different times of the year. No matter what season, though, I just don’t have time to be bogged down by allergy symptoms. With my schedule and two young boys, that is completely unacceptable.

So I did what all moms do and I crowdsourced advice on social media. Moms are such a wealth of knowledge and I wanted to share the 4 tips for outdoor seasonal allergies in kids that have helped my family.

1. Children’s Claritin® Chewables: Time and time again during my research fellow moms suggested I try Children’s Claritin® for my boys (who are 6-years-old and 2 ½ years old). I also decided to talk to my neighborhood pharmacist and she confirmed that it was a good choice to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms! It provides 24-hour relief from all those annoying allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy and watery eyes and throats. It’s also the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Non-Drowsy Oral Allergy Brand for children ages 2+. I particularly liked that it’s chewable and available in bubblegum and grape flavors so it tastes good, too (we are partial to the bubblegum flavor). The makers of Children’s  Claritin® have also provided a Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit® as an online resource to help moms understand and manage their kids’ allergies (it also has a coupon so you can save money on your next Walmart run).

2. Watch the Weather: I literally watch the weather like a hawk so that I know if we need to avoid going outside. On windy days or when a cold front is blowing in, it makes the pollen counts go up; which ultimately will make your seasonal allergies worse. On those days, we try to stay indoors as much as possible. If you do go outside, try and change to fresh clothes and put dirty ones immediately into the washer. If possible, take a shower to wash the pollen off you.

3. Air Purifiers: Bottom line… keep the air in your household clean. Air purifiers can really assist with this.

4. Work with Your Pediatrician: Stay in contact with your pediatrician who can assist you with managing your child’s allergies and symptoms.

I am so beyond grateful that our family is finally finding relief from our allergy symptoms! Here’s to hoping you can beat Cedar Fever (or whatever else may get you down) as well!

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