We have seen an increase in seasonal allergy symptoms over the last two weeks after the Sahara dust storm. Does your child have watery or itchy eyes, runny nose, post nasal drip, nasal congestion or eczema flareups? If they are experiencing these symptoms they may be experiencing seasonal allergies. Allergies are also commonly linked to eczema and asthma so eczema flareups and asthma exacerbations are also common at this time.
We recommend nasal saline rinses, especially after spending time outdoors to help reduce the amount of allergens in your child's nose. We also recommend a daily antihistimine such as Claritin or Zyrtec to help control allergy symptoms. Flonase is a nasal spray that can help reduce the inflammation of the nose and may be given to your child over the age of two. We do not expect fever > 100.4 with allergies so if your child's symptoms are worsening or fever occurs please call to schedule an appointment for evaluation in the office.