Monday, October 14, 2013

What to expect from Allergy Testing.. and Back to school Allergy tips From Claritin

We had our first experience at an allergist this week. We really did not know what to expect. It was no where near as bad as I thought it would be. At first they put put 2 test spots on him so that they would have something to compare the rest with. The one spot reacted and the other did not.  The one that reacted itched really bad and the other just turned a little red. After that they tested him with a Normal Kid panel that has the most common allergies. If the spot looks like the test spot that reacted it was positive and if it looked like the one that did not it was considered negative. He actually fell asleep waiting for them to see if they would react. None of them showed an allergy. 

We also had him tested for celiac disease this week which came back Negative. We are very happy for that also. 

Back to School Allergy Tips

1. Be sure to have Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand!
2. Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your
child’s daily routine.
3. Let there be light! Mold doesn't like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day. Should be easy
during the summer months!
4. Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria? Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow
your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary.
5. Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms. Be sure to remove laundry from the washing
machine promptly. Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer means mold can quickly grow there.
6. Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly. Dry, windy days
can be particularly high in pollen.
7. Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens
from body surfaces and hair.
8. Stay hydrated! Always send your child to school with a bottle of water. Drinking lots of clear fluids through the
day can help get rid of toxins and flush out body.
9. Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the

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