Allergies are misery for all who experience them, but kids who have them suffer more due to their immature immune systems. Parents are sometimes at a loss to deal with the allergies as their children sneeze and sniffle their way throughout the day. Medications do a good job of controlling the conditions, but sometimes children suffer from side effects that make them not want to take them. The result is kids who are miserable and make everyone else miserable. What’s a parent to do in this situation?
The first step is to recognize that kids spend a lot of time indoors, and that warm weather brings allergens into the home. You could tell your kids to go outside and get some fresh air, except that fresh air can make their allergies worse. Action is needed to get everything under control so your children can keep building their immune systems without suffering the consequences of allergic reactions. The first step is to improve the air quality in the home through various methods. Start by vacuuming more frequently to remove allergens from carpeting, draperies, and furniture, then contact an HVAC technician for help with the ducting and filters in your HVAC systems.
An HVAC system uses blowers to spread air around the home. It also moves dust and allergens. An HVAC tech can evaluate your system, determine if you should add on filtering equipment, and recommend stronger filters. Read the infographic below to learn more about improving the indoor air quality in your home.