Help your child feel better when allergy symptoms strike.

The same allergens that cause allergies in adults — pollen, pet dander, dust mites and mold spores — can also make kids feel miserable. Kids’ bodies release histamine that works to rid the body of allergens, causing symptoms like a runny or itchy nose, congestion and sneezing. While it’s true that most environmental allergies develop during childhood and need to be managed throughout life, in some cases, sufferers may outgrow their reaction to allergens through low-level exposure over an extended period.

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Have your child gargle with a mix of 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt per 8 ounces of warm water.

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Give your child a warm bath or shower, using steam to help moisten the nasal passages.

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Serve warm tea with honey and lemon.

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Keep soft tissues handy to wipe runny noses. Consider tissues infused with aloe or lotion.

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Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the tip of your child’s nose and above their upper lip to help protect sore or tender skin.

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Apply a warm compress to your child’s face, especially on their cheeks and nasal passages.

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Keep windows closed in your home and car to help reduce contact with pollen.

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Use a cold compress to help relieve itchy eyes.

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Keep your child’s hands busy with activities such as games, puzzles or arts and crafts to keep them from rubbing and irritating itchy eyes.


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Astepro Allergy spray bottle


Children’s Astepro® Allergy is a first-of-its-kind, steroid-free nasal allergy spray that works to relieve your child’s allergy symptoms — nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose — for up to 24 hours. You can find it at your nearby retailer or buy it now. For ages 6+.