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Achoo! Spring Allergies: What we can do for our kids

Hey moms! I recently did an interview with allergist Dr. Laine Keahey from Arizona Allergy Associates (also a local Scottsdale mom of two).

Dr. Keahey said this is “one of the worst allergy seasons I’ve ever seen”.

Tips to help this allergy season:

.1.) Shower the kids after they are outside, or at least before they climb into bed. Pollens can be very sticky, so it is important to wash their hair and eyelashes.

2.) Change the kids clothes after playing outside

3.) Give your kids allergy medicines 30 minutes before going outdoors.

4.) Stay indoors when pollen counts are high for the pollens your kids are allergic to. You can check out pollen count forecasts at www.pollen.com/Pollen.com.asp  (I like the Zyrtec app on my phone, because of the daily pollen counts).

5.) Use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters for furnace and vacuum cleaners, and make sure the (HEPA) filters are designed for the accurate amount of square footage per room.

6.) Keep your dogs and cats out of the kids bedrooms, as they carry the outside pollen on their fur.

7.) Wash sheets more regularly if not showering before bedtime.

8.) Avoid going outside between the hours 10am – 4pm when pollen counts are the highest.

9.) Keep windows and doors closed during peak pollen season.

10.)  If you would like to discuss further treatment options, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Laine Keahey at 480-897-6992.  Dr. Laine Keahey has offices in Scottsdale, Chandler and Mesa

Not a sponsored post – just some good info from a local doc…because we love ya!

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