Prevent Summer Allergies

by Dr. Zak Zarbock

When the summer season hits, children are more than ready to spend their days outdoors. But with nearly 40% of those children suffering from the affects of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever as it’s more commonly known, what should be a day full of fun can quickly go awry. Allergy-related coughing and sneezing may not necessarily be harmful, but are almost always a nuisance, especially for kids. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to avoid and cope with symptoms so your child doesn’t have to suffer.

First and foremost, it is essential that you know your symptoms and take note of when they occur. Allergies can have similar symptoms to the colds and coughs caused by infections, making it somewhat difficult to differentiate between the two. Symptoms of allergies typically include clear runny or stuffy nose, itchy red eyes, sore throat, sneezing and cough from drainage behind the nose. If your child is experiencing anything more, like a fever, achiness, or green or yellow nasal drainage, chances are they may have an infection. In addition, coughs that begin on or around the same time every year can often be attributed to allergies. Seasonal allergy sufferers commonly react to high pollen counts from certain trees, grasses, and weeds. However, it is important to note that in some cases, allergies may become a year-round affair for those who react to insects, dust mites, animals or mold spores.

After you become aware of what your child’s allergy symptoms look like, prevention is fairly simple. The most important thing to remember is to reduce your exposure to allergy triggers as much as possible. There are a number of simple routine things you can do to accomplish this:

  • Keep your car and house windows closed during peak allergy season
  • Vacuum carpets and wash sheets and pillow cases regularly
  • Frequently change furnace and air conditioning filters
  • Shower or wash your hair before bed to help rinse pollen from the skin and hair
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 15 seconds with soap and water
  • Try to avoid touching your face whenever possible
If symptoms do present themselves, make sure you are treating them safely and effectively. For allergy-related coughs, choose an all-natural remedy like Zarbee’s that contains antioxidant-rich honeys and vitamins proven to calm coughs and soothe sore throats.

About The Author:

Dr. Zak Zarbock is one of the country’s top practicing pediatricians and the Founder of Zarbee’s Effective & Natural remedies, the fastest-growing cough remedy in the country. As a father himself, Dr. Zarbock was frustrated when he was not able to offer any relief to his young patients with coughs and sore throats. After extensive research, Zarbee’s Cough Syrup, the first natural, safe and effective cough syrup for children 12 months and older, was born.  This fall, Zarbee’s will be available for adults and children 12 years and up, making Zarbee’s the only all-natural drug-free cough alternative for the entire family.