It’s that time of the year again – allergies seem to come out in full bloom at this time of the year. I don’t know about you, but it seems that my family is quite prone to allergies – even if it is not allergy season. Sometimes I honestly think it’s because the house is not being kept tidy enough and dust does tend to accumulate but sometimes, no matter how much we try to clean up, we are simply not immune to allergies.
There are so many kinds of allergies – anyone who has had any problems in this regard would know what I mean. The difficult thing is that allergies do not choose age nor gender. In my family, it does not matter whether you are male or female, a child, a teenager, or an adult. When allergies strike, no one is immune.
How do you handle all the possibilities? Well, it is better to start early with the kids. If you notice signs of allergy, consult with your pediatrician at once. My husband used to have all sorts of allergic reactions when he was a kid and he had to spend considerable time at the doctor’s to figure out what he was allergic to. It does seem too much of a hassle but trust me, it is better to know what you are dealing with. This way, you can avoid those things that provoke a reaction.
A reader of ours, Brent Williams, also pointed out a very useful site – a podcast blog, in fact – which is focusing on allergies at the moment. Recognizing that it is allergy season, they are creating and presenting podcasts about different ways to deal with seasonal allergies. You might want to visit the blog for more information.
Originally posted on April 16, 2008 @ 12:22 am