The best way to manage an allergy is to remove the offending agent. If you know what your child is sensitive to, this should be easy. But often you have no idea. In such circumstances, you can begin by trying to minimize exposure to the most common allergens. Here are some good initial steps.
- Vacuum your child’s room daily or every other day (if it has carpeting) to reduce the number of dust mites.
- Try running an air purifier such as a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter in the corner of your child’s room to pick up additional dust mites and dander.
- If there is a flowering tree outside one of your windows, try to keep that window closed to minimize pollen entry into the house. (more…)