TOP TIPS for managing your child’s Hay Fever
We’ve collaborated with HayMax to bring you 5 simple and effective ways to manage your child’s hay fever from airborne allergens expert, Max Wiseberg.
1) Make HayMax Kids part of your child’s daytime/bedtime routine. Apply this organic drug-free allergen barrier balm immediately after washing first thing and before bedtime. Pop a pot in your daytime bag and leave a pot by the bed to re-apply as needed. In independent studies , HayMax has been shown to trap over a third of the pollen before it gets into the body: less pollen, less reaction. And as it’s drug-free, it’s suitable for pregnant and breast-feeding women too.
2) Take your child to the GP, for a proper diagnosis. If symptoms occur only in high summer on hot, sunny days, it’s likely to be hay fever. But it could be any of a number of other allergies and treatment might differ in each case
3) Change your child’s clothes daily and after they’ve been playing outside and wash your toddler’s face and hair after being outdoors. Pollen sticks to clothing, skin and hair so symptoms can continue even indoors.
4) Encourage your child to wear wraparound sunglasses. This creates a protective layer between eyes and the pollen-laden atmosphere and relaxes their eyes, which in turn relaxes them. And it’s cool! Check out our sunglasses edit here.
5) Washing bedding frequently, covering the bed with a sheet carefully folded and stored away from the bed during the night, before they get into bed, and turning pillows just before they get in, can all help.
As with many other things, prevention is better than cure! Find out more about HayMax here.
 Chief Investigator: Professor Roy Kennedy, Principal Investigator: Louise Robertson, Researcher: Dr Mary Lewis, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, 1st February 2012.
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