Pediatrics

How to Treat Hayfever in Toddlers



claire coshan's image for:
"How to Treat Hayfever in Toddlers"
Caption: 
Location: 
Image by: 
©  

Hayfever is becoming increasingly common with more and more people turning to treatments for  their allergic rhinitis. Scientists believe that by the year 2020 the amount of people suffering with hayfever will have doubled. But many people forget that hayfever does not only affect adults but children as well. Children can exhibit symptoms of hayfever at any age but it seems to be incredibly common amongst toddlers possibly because they are outside playing the most. But a lot of people are not sure of what symptoms they should be looking for in their children.

Each child may show different symptoms but the most common symptoms can be treated very easily.

Runny nose.

This can be a difficult symptom to spot because many toddlers will have runny noses any way, but this is a very common symptom of hayfever this is caused by pollen entering the nose and irritating the mucous membrane, causing over production of mucous, which results in a runny nose. This can normally be remedied with an anti histamine that is suitable for children, these are readily available at most chemists.

Blocked nose.

Another of the more common symptoms of hayfever, this happens when pollen particles enter through the nose and irritate the lining of the nose and the mucous membrane. This causes the lining of the nasal passages to swell. There are nasal inhalers that can be used to treat this but the most recommended treatments are anti histamines or liquid decongestants applied to a tissue.

Itchy eyes.

This symptom is most common amongst adult but is becoming increasingly common amongst toddlers as well. This is caused when pollen enters through they eye and irritates the top membrane of the eye, this results in the eye itching. This can be easily treated with eye drops designed to stop itching eyes.

Sore throat.

This is a very common symptom in toddlers, it is caused by pollen entering the throat and causing the lining of the throat to swell. This is a symptom that should be treated under a doctors supervision.


Itchy ears.

This is one of the more rare symptoms and not as easy to treat because in order to treat it you need to isolate what is causing it. The ears nose and throat are all connected via the Eustachian tube so it can cause problems in all three places. An anti histamine will temporarily ease the discomfort until you can get to a doctor.

More about this author: claire coshan

From Around the Web




ARTICLE SOURCES AND CITATIONS