Managing Children’s Allergies

Allergies are no fun for kids or their parents. Find simple allergy tips to help your family keep symptoms in check.

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Overview

An allergy is an exaggerated reaction of your child’s immune systemX immune system
The body’s defense system that protects us against infections and foreign substances.
to otherwise harmless substances, like those from pollen, dust, pet dander and mould. When your child comes into contact with these allergenX allergen
A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
sources, his or her body confuses them with a harmful substance and attacks them by releasing histamineX histamine
A naturally occurring substance that is released by the immune system after being exposed to an allergen. When you inhale an allergen, mast cells located in the nose and sinus membranes release histamine. Histamine then attaches to receptors on nearby blood vessels, causing them to enlarge (dilate)…
into the body, which causes allergy symptoms.

Whether they’re at home, school, a friend’s house or soccer practice, it’s impossible for kids to completely avoid indoor and outdoor seasonal allergens. But there are ways to help minimise their exposure to common allergy triggers and manage their symptoms so your little sniffler can spend more time playing and less time sneezing.

CHILDREN'S ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

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RUNNY NOSE
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ITCHY, WATERY EYES
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SNEEZING
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ITCHY NOSE OR THROAT
ITCHY SKIN (HIVES)
ITCHY SKIN (HIVES)
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Tips for Keeping Kid’s Allergies in Check

It Takes a Village

Between going to school, having play dates with friends or spending the night at grandma’s house, there are lots of places your kids go that may seem outside your control. Get everyone who has regular contact with your child involved by talking about your kid’s allergies and letting them know what they can do to help.

Wash Away Allergens

Kids may not remember to tell you they were exposed to allergy triggers—from petting the bunny at school or rolling in the grass at a friend’s house. To help reduce allergenX allergen
A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
exposure, have them make it a habit of washing their faces and hands when they come home.

Open Up

It’s important to talk openly with your kids about what may trigger allergies so they know what to look out for and avoid—from dust in classrooms to their best friend’s cat.

Keep Track Of Allergy Symptoms

Children’s allergy symptoms may include runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes and itchy throat. Use this handy worksheet to track your child’s symptoms so you can better understand the cause of all that sniffling and sneezing.

Sleep Smart

Allergies can affect sleep, cause daytime fatigue and impact school performance. Make sure your child is getting the rest they need to help them be at their best. Then, do the same for yourself!

Be Prepared

Be sure to keep allergy medicine for kids on hand for whenever and wherever symptoms may strike. Children’s Claratyne® Syrups are easy-to-administer for children from 12 months old while Children’s Claratyne® Chewables are easy-to-take tablets without water for children from 2 years and up.

Conquer The Great Outdoors

From climbing trees to rolling in the grass, allergens from pollen and mould can make outdoor fun no fun at all for kids with allergies. Find simple tips for managing outdoor allergies so your little one can enjoy more of the great outdoors.

Give Indoor Allergies The Boot

From home to school to grandma’s house, get easy tips for managing your child’s indoor allergies to dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
, pet dander and mould.

CHILDREN’S CLARATYNE®

Children’s Claratyne® Grape Chewables

Children's Claratyne® Grape Chewables

Non-drowsy chewables in grape flavour offer 24-hour allergy relief for kids on the go.

Children’s Claratyne® Bubblegum Chewables

Children’s Claratyne® Bubblegum Chewables

Non-drowsy chewables in bubblegum flavour offer 24-hour allergy relief for kids on the go.

Children’s Claratyne® Grape Syrup

Children’s Claratyne® Grape Syrup

This non-drowsy syrup has a great child friendly taste and is sugar-free and colour-free.

Children's Claratyne® Peach Syrup

Children's Claratyne® Peach Syrup

This non-drowsy syrup has a great child friendly taste and comes with a handy measuring device.