As we step into allergy season, it’s essential to equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to help our children manage their allergies with ease.

Navigating Your Child’s Allergies

As the seasons change and environmental factors fluctuate, many children experience the discomfort and inconvenience of allergy symptoms. From sneezing and itching to congestion and watery eyes, these symptoms can disrupt daily life and affect your child’s well-being. However, with the right knowledge and strategies, you can help alleviate their symptoms and provide them with the relief they need to thrive.

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Here are some practical tips from Yakima Pediatrics:

Identify Triggers

Pay attention to what triggers your child’s allergies. Common allergens include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold, and certain foods. Understanding these triggers can help you take proactive steps to minimize exposure.

Keep Indoor Air Clean

Use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in your home to trap allergens. Regularly clean carpets, bedding, and curtains to reduce dust and pet dander. Keep windows closed during high pollen seasons and use air conditioning instead.

Encourage Good Hygiene

Teach your child to wash their hands frequently, especially after playing outside or being around animals. Showering before bed can also help remove allergens from their skin and hair, reducing nighttime symptoms.

Limit Outdoor Exposure

Check pollen counts regularly and try to limit outdoor activities on high pollen days. If your child does spend time outside, encourage them to wear sunglasses and hats to protect their eyes and face from pollen.

Manage Symptoms

Over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal sprays can help alleviate allergy symptoms like sneezing, itching, and congestion. Always consult with your pediatrician before starting any new medication, especially in young children.

Create a Safe Haven

Designate your child’s bedroom as an allergy-free zone. Use hypoallergenic bedding, keep windows closed, and consider investing in an air purifier to create a sanctuary free from allergens.

Stay Informed

Keep up to date with allergy forecasts and seasonal trends. Being aware of when allergens are most prevalent can help you prepare and adjust your child’s management plan accordingly.

Consult with a Pediatrician at YP

If your child’s allergies are severe or persistent, consult with a pediatrician at YP. We can provide personalized advice, prescribe medication if necessary, and recommend allergy testing to identify specific triggers.

Ready for a more peaceful allergy season?

Schedule an appointment with Yakima Pediatrics today and breathe easier knowing your child’s allergies are under control.


Yakima Pediatrics

(Pediatrics, Teen Health)


Phone: (509) 575-0114
Address: 402 S. 12th Ave Yakima, Washington 98902

Clinic Hours

Yakima Pediatrics is currently open Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:15 pm