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Going back to school for kids means picking up all sorts of new things: knowledge, skills, friendships, germs… The latter is just a part of life that we as parents have to deal with the best we can. But when they come home with the sniffles, how can we tell if it's just seasonal allergies in kids or a legitimate cold?
Seasonal Allergies in Kids
In grade school, my son suddenly started coming home with a runny nose for weeks. When it first started, I let him stay home thinking I was doing the world a favor by not letting him spread more germs in class. But once I realized it was lingering for so long, I took him to the doctor.
She said that he has seasonal allergies and that he is not contagious. Well, sheesh, I wish I would have known what to check for so he didn't miss so many days of school.
But I felt so bad for him. School can be challenging enough without itchy eyes and a runny nose. Getting him to focus was hard enough without all that other distraction!
The Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit
The Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit is an online resource that helps parents learn more about their kids' allergies and how to manage them. The makers of Children's Claritin® created this website to answer our questions and us make smart decisions for our families.
This Toolkit includes various tools to help understand and manage allergies in kids, including an allergy forecaster to track the pollen count in your area. Sections include:
- Learn: Provides information to help you understand if your child's symptoms may be due to allergies
- Ask: Provides talking points to help guide your conversation with your pediatrician around allergies in kids
- Manage: Provides tips to manage your child's allergies
Children's Claritin is the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Non-Drowsy Oral Allergy Brand for kids ages 2+. Children's Claritin provides non-drowsy relief that lasts all day. It's available in chewable (grape and bubble gum) or grape syrup.
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