Kids with allergies often have to sit out on the joys of summer activities. Even some medications are not enough to provide full relief. Plus, it is no fun for kids to take medication every time they want to go outside. Allergies occur when the skin, eyes, and nose come in contact with allergens in the air. When staying indoors is not an option, but runny noses, itchy eyes, and unhappy kids are not either, try these methods for keeping them safe during outdoor play.
Check The Pollen Count
Before heading outdoors with a child who suffers from allergies, check the pollen levels by downloading a weather app with a pollen count onto a smartphone. Check the pollen count whenever a child shows signs of allergy symptoms to see what his or her triggers are and decide whether outdoor actives are suitable for that day. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, pollen counts are at their lowest before dawn, in the late afternoon and late in the evening. The pollen count is a measure of the amount of pollen particles in the air. It is based on the amount of pollen grains per cubic meter of air.