It is allergy season indeed and if your kids – or even you and your spouse – have seasonal allergies, then you know how difficult this time of the year can be. I ran across a really old article on ABCNews detailing some common misconceptions about allergies. I was surprised to read a couple myths that I thought were actually true!
Air purifiers help – I really thought they did! After all, if the air inside the house is clean, it would lessen allergy attacks, right? Based on that article, pollen is NOT removed by air purifiers. I honestly didn’t know that. So if anyone at home is allergic to pollen, having an air purifier will not do much good.
Another myth that I re-discovered is that cold medication helps. Deep in my mind I know that in a sense they really do help alleviate the symptoms but also that they do not really address the issue. No matter how many different types of cold medication you take, if you are allergic to something and you are not dealing with the source of allergy, then guess what, the cold will be there for quite some time!
Some people may take allergies lightly but as parents, this is one thing that we cannot afford to do. There have been studies highlighting the negative impact of allergic reactions on children. More than the physical aspect, chronic allergic reactions could have adverse psychological effects on children as well.
What do you do to deal with your child’s allergies?